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Author Edwards, Thomas, 1599-1647.
Title The casting down of the last and strongest hold of Satan, or, A treatise against toleration and pretended liberty of conscience : wherein by Scripture, sound reason, fathers, schoolmen, casuists, Protestant divines of all nations, confessions of faith of the Reformed Churches, ecclesiastical histories, and constant practice of the most pious and wisest emperours, princes, states, the best writers of politicks, the experience of all ages; yea, by divers principles, testimonies and proceedings of sectaries themselves, as Donatists, Anabaptists, Brownists, Independents, the unlawfulnesse and mischeif [sic] in Christian commonwealths and kingdoms both of a vniversal toleration of all religions and consciences, and of a limited and bounded of some sects only, are clearly proved and demonstrated, with all the materiall grounds and reasons brought for such tolerations fully answered. / by Thomas Edvvards, Minister of Gospel ; the first part.
Publication Info. London : Printed by T.R. and E.M. for George Calvert, and are to be sold at the Golden Fleece in the Old-Change, 1647.
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Sharp  Sharp E2644 C2    IN LIBRARY
Description [10], 218, [2] p. (first and last 2 leaves blank) ; 19 cm. (4°)
Note No more published.
Signatures: [A]-FF⁴ (-FF₂₋₄)
Title within ornamental border of small tools; author's name and quotation separated by single rules; headband; tooled (acorn) border on p. [10], 1st group; initials (woodcut); index finger throughout; marginal notes.
Indexed In: Wing (2nd ed., 1994), 225
ESTC R201621
Local Note Library copy from John Sharp collection. At the center of front 2nd binder's blank (p. [4], 1st group) recto in ms., black ink: John Sharp 1715, "Ad quid venisti?" First listed in the Library's 1813 catalog, p. 16, and then in the 1838 catalog p. 83.
NYSL copy: Binding: full calf; blind double-rule borders; all edges speckled.
Subject Great Britain -- Church history -- 17th century.
Sects -- Great Britain.
Religious tolerance -- Early works to 1800.
Liberty of conscience -- Early works to 1800.
Genre or Form Type ornaments (Type evidence) -- England -- 17th century.
Inscriptions (Provenance) -- 18th century.
Dates (Provenance) -- 18th century.
Added Author Ratcliffe, Thomas, fl. 1628-1667, printer.
Mottershead, Edward, fl. 1641-1665, printer.
Calvert, George, fl. 1648-1682.
Sharp, John, A.M. Chaplain to the Queen's forces in the province of New-York, former owner.
Sharp Collection (New York Society Library). ZNS
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1813.
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1838.
Added Title Treatise against toleration and pretended liberty of conscience