St John's College I.25 (James 320)

John Mundey, 'Sabbatum Redivivum'. English, after 1633

John Mundey [Munday], Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, sequestered rector of Little Wilbraham, Cambs (d. 1653): 'Sabbatum Redevivum. or, Defence of the Lord's Day'. Prefatory dedication to Charles I. A lengthy defence of the fourth Commandment, in fairly moderate terms. Restrained, seemly exercise is sanctioned. The treatise was written early in the king's reign, soon after the reissuing of the Book of Sports [1633].

Manuscript extra information

225x180 mm. in modern binding. 151+[33] pp. On original paper cover, in Thomas Baker's hand, 'Liber olim Tho: Wagstaff'. Small College bookplate (eighteenth century) alongside. Nineteenth-century College bookplate inside new front cover.

Single, neat italic hand, apparently autograph. A presentation copy with few corrections. Paper, damage to many blank folios at end. Original paper covers. Rebound in somewhat improvised fashion September 1879.