PIERCE, Thomas

The Sinner Impleaded In his own Court. Wherein are Represented The Great Discouragementgs from Sinning, which the Sinner receiveth from Sin itself. Whereunto is added the Grand Characteristick whereby a Christian is to be known.

London Printed for Richard Royston

Second edition, (enlarged), 12mo., half title, fine woodcut illustration within title, woodcut illustration, (40), 171, (11), 185-449, (17)pp., contemp. calf neatly rebacked to match.


SKU: 15888

Product Description

An important publication by the Controversialist Thomas Pierce (1622-1691). Prior to 1644 Pierce was imbued with Calvinism, but then changed his views and proceeded to attack his abandoned opinions with the zeal of a neo-convert. He published in 1655 his first piece on the subject and then in 1656 the first edition of this publication which further defined his position. This “Second edition” appears to be considerably enlarged. The “Grand Characteristic” has a seperate sub-title preceeded by a full-page woodcut illustration of the “Coat of Arms for the County of Wilts”.