London: Printed by Thomas Harper for Henry Seyle, 1633. Second edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. [8 leaves] 429pp. + an errata page and a blank. Rebound in a modern white parchment binding, with black lettering on the spine and white leather string ties. The book is the "second edition, corrected and enlarged" of Heylyn's history of St. George (also known as St. George of Lydda). This edition contains an additional fully engraved title page at the front, and an errata page followed by a blank at the back. Included at the interior front cover is the original bookplate of Algernon Capell, Earl of Essex from 1701, preserved from the original binding. The pages have been washed, but some light staining along the bottom of the book is still present. Binding in near fine, interior in very good condition overall. vg to near fine. Item #42793
Peter Heylin or Heylyn (1599 – 1662) was an English ecclesiastic and author of many polemical, historical, political and theological tracts. He incorporated his political concepts into his geographical books Microcosmus in 1621 and Cosmographie (1657).
Algernon Capell, 2nd Earl of Essex PC (1670 – 1710) of Cashiobury House, Watford, Hertfordshire, was an English nobleman, a soldier and courtier.