WITH A LIST OF BOOKS
Tractatus de visitatione infirmorum, Seu de eis Parochorum Officiis, quae infirmos, et moribundos respiciunt. In Gratiam Juniorum, & in Visitandis Infirmis minus Exercitatorum Editus.
Londini [i.e. London]. Prostant apud A Baldwin, 1704. Second edition.
12mo. , 120pp. A1 not present, likely duplicate title as of 1700 edition. Contemporary speckled calf, recently rebacked. Slight rubbing to extremities. Both front and rear pastedowns have worked loose, occasional marginal browning.
John Stearne (1660-1745), bishop of Clogher and close friend and supporter of Jonathan Swift. The Tractatus (Dublin, 1697) saw numerous editions in the Latin before translation as The Curates Manual in 1840. It includes a 10 page book list, suggesting relevant titles for clergyman visiting the infirm, ranging from classical works by Seneca to conemporary authors such as Stillingfleet and Sherlock.
ESTC T181687.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 12789