Ecclesia Restaurata; or The History of the Reformation of the Church of England: Containing The Beginning, Progress and Successes of it; […] [Bound with, as issued:] An Appendix to the Former Book, Touching the Interposings made in Behalf of the Lady Jane Gray, Publickly Proclaimed Queen of England. Together with the History of Her Admirable Life, Short Reign and Deplorable Death. [And:] Affairs of Church and State in England, During the Life and Reign of Queen Mary. [And:] Affairs of Church and State in England, During the Life, and first eight years of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.

  • Heylyn, Peter
  • London: Printed for H. Twyford, T. Dring, J. Place, W. Palmer 1661
  • ESTC R6263.


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FIRST EDITION, folio, pp. [xvi], 168, [2], 84, [2], 85-196. A few pages misnumbered. Contemporary sheep, boards bordered with triple blind rules, spine divided by raised bands and tooled in gilt. Paper a little toned, contents leafed creased and rubbed to edges. Worn and rather marked with some small losses to spine ends, hinges split but joints holding, pastedowns lifted, flyleaves torn away, label lost. Double-sided contents leaf in contemporary hand tipped in to pastedown, a few page numbers corrected in ink.


The first edition of a popular 17th-century history of the Reformation, which was reprinted twice in the following decades. An early owner has provided a lengthy and detailed contents list in a small but legible hand to a tipped-in leaf, something that the publishers also felt a need for as the 1670 second edition contains a printed and even more extensive table of contents to the rear.

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