Lively and evangelical expository sermons on the book of Jonah by John King [1559-1621]. King was one of the earliest of the English puritans to reach a station of influence. In 1611 he was consecrated the Bishop of London, a station which would not have been possible for an experimental Calvinist of the puritan school at later periods of the 17th century. King James called him the King of Preachers.
While Bishop of London, when visiting churches he would always require that the pulpit be occupied by a copy of the latest translation, i.e. the "King James Translation." Thus, he is often said, somewhat tongue in cheek to most, to be the very first King James Only preacher.
A. B. Grosart, editor of many of the volumes in the Nichols Series of Puritan Divines from the 19th century, called him the Bishop with the royal name, and highly praised his works.
C. H. Spurgeon recommends it, saying it was the book of the time and characterising its energetic and illustrative prose as "quaint and rich, with a little occasional mirth."
King, John. Lectures upon Jonas, Delivered at Yorke in the Yeare of Our Lord 1594. London. Humfrey Lownes. 1618. 708pp.
A rather nicely preserved early puritan work; late 20th century half calf with marbeld boards, new endpapers. Title and a couple early leaves with repairs not impacting text. Lower gutter stain at bottom 1.5 inches of first signature; minor worm trace in top margin near gutter; occasional minor stain. Generally crisp and clean. 17th century ownership signature of Reginald Bray and just a few minor marginal notes likely in the same hand.