|George Gillespie, A Dispute Against the English Popish Ceremonies (1637). First edition. 1 only. USA only.|
$1,500. USA only. George Gillespie’s A Dispute Against the English Popish Ceremonies. Smuggled into Scotland as the Second Reformation began in 1637, it became the intellectual defense for jettisoning the worship abuses imposed by the the government of the king. It made Gillespie’s reputation and he quickly rose in the ranks to become a leader in the Scottish Kirk, also served as a commissioner to the Westminster Assembly of Divines. This is a piece of Presbyterian history and you can own it by sponsoring at this level. Quarto. Each section separately paginated. Old original vellum, repairs. Bit warped and worn. Some repairs to title page. Some minor amount of text affected. Title and first 4 or 6 pages missing corn with minor text loss. Some of title page missing affecting publication information. “Printed in the yeare of o[ur] L[ord] 16. Ships immediately, upon sponsoring at this level, or if using a payment plan, ships upon completion of payments. This book was used in the preparing of both the 1993 and 2013 editions published under the Naphtali Press imprint.