A very textually crisp clean copy of the more desirable 1660 edition of Featley's work as it also contains important sermons delivered before the Westminster Assembly of Divines, etc.,
It should be noted that by Anabaptists, Featley here means the Baptists proper. He piles Anabaptist history into the rise of Baptist sentiment in the 17th century because the term Anabaptist at the time carried a rather radical, fringe implication with it. This way he could immediately contextualize the present the Baptists as extremists from the beginning. It should also be noted that Featley was far from outside the mainstream in Puritan thought. There were ongoing clamorings among the Baptists and other non-conformists that the Presbyterians were no better than the Pope and Priest in terms of religious exclusivism and the willingness to persecute others. It was against Featley and other ultra-Presbyterian divines that Roger Williams opined, etc.
An important work and the most complete edition of Featley's works, including the Westminster Assembly addresses and the history of the fanatic Anabaptists of Germany not found in other editions.
Featley, Daniel [1582-1645]. The Dippers Dipt. Or, The Anabaptists Duck'd and Plung'd Over Head and Ears, at a Disputation in Southwark. Also, a Large and Full Discourse of Their I. Originall. II. Severall Sorts. III. Peculiar Errours. IV. High Attempts against the State. V. Capital Punishments.
Augmented with I. Severall Speeches Delivered before this Assembly of Divines. II. The Famous History of the Frantick Anabaptists. Their Wilde Preachings and Practices in Germany. Together with an Application to this Kingdom, Especially in London. London. Printed by E [llen] C [otes] for N [icholas] B [ourne] and Richard Royston, at the Angel in Ivy-Lane. 1660. 16pp + 258pp.
A very textually crisp example, likely in a late 18th or early 19th century half leather binding. Some rubbing, but attractive and sound with occasional mild handling and a few discrete closed tears. As almost always the case, the woodcuts absent. The best and most complete edition.