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St John's College H.8 (James 275)


William Whitaker (?), Ecclesiastical Polity. Latin, c. 1590


William Whitaker, Master of St John's College (d. 1595): untitled work on the government of the Church. Beg.: 'Prodiit nuper in lucem ignoti Authoris opusculu' quoddam quod inscribitur Ecclesiasticae disciplinae'. On the spine: 'Whitaker's Ecclesiast: Polity'. The attribution, to an exercise for Whitaker's BD degree, is suggested by Thomas Baker in his History of St John's College, i, 188.



320x220 mm. 202 pp

Originally a clean copy, with marginal notes and a few corrections. Paper, badly damaged by damp towards the end. A later binding, leather on boards.