Lives of the Scottish Covenanters : Being a Brief Historical Account of the Most Eminent Noblemen, Gentlemen, Ministers, and Others, Who Testified or Suffered for the Cause of Reformation in Scotland, from the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century to the Year 1688

Howie, John, Compiler

Published by W. R. M'Phun, Glasgow, 1862
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Title: Lives of the Scottish Covenanters : Being a ...

Publisher: W. R. M'Phun, Glasgow

Publication Date: 1862

Binding: 3/4 Leather with Boards

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good

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From the title page: "Originally Compiled by John Howie of Lochgoin; now Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged by a Clergyman of the Church of Scotland; and Enriched with a Preface and Notes, by William M'Gavin, Esq. Design in leather on covers and spine. Illustrations. 632 pages plus publisher's advertising. Front and rear end papers split at spine. Damp stain: bottom front end paper to page 72, bottom of pages 113--146, 354--372, 433--451, 530--546, 579--607and bottom of illustrations at pages 173, 226, 237. Offsetting to pages 196--197. From the Preface: "The Reformation in Scotland was affected by much humbler means than that of England. In the latter country the king had a principal hand in the work; in the former it was commenced and carried on by the people, against the inclination, and in spite of the powerful opposition made by the sovereign in the persons of James V., his widow, and his daughter Mary". "The first of the Worthies whose lives are given in the following work, such as Hamilton, Mill, and Wishart, had to encounter the Man of Sin in the height of his power; and for the sake of the truth, they yielded their bodies to the flames". Contents include: Henry Forrest; John Knox; John Easkine, Baron of Dun; Robert Rollock; John Craig; and many others. Bookseller Inventory # 3947

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