1672 ANDREW MARVELL. Rare Satirical Reformation Work Feigning Jealousy of the Roman Catholic Church
1672 ANDREW MARVELL. Rare Satirical Reformation Work Feigning Jealousy of the Roman Catholic Church
1672 ANDREW MARVELL. Rare Satirical Reformation Work Feigning Jealousy of the Roman Catholic Church
1672 ANDREW MARVELL. Rare Satirical Reformation Work Feigning Jealousy of the Roman Catholic Church

1672 ANDREW MARVELL. Rare Satirical Reformation Work Feigning Jealousy of the Roman Catholic Church

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Marvell, Andrew. The Rehearsal Transpros'd: Or, Animadversions upon a Late Book, Intituled, A Preface Shewing what Grounds there are of Fears and Jealousies of Popery. London. A. B. for the Assigns of John Calvin and Theodore Beza, at the Sign of the King's Indulgence. 1672. 181pp. 

 

First edition of Marvell's "famous, witty attack" on anti-Puritan Anglican, Rev. Samuel Parker [Bishop of Oxford]. It is a fantastically sassy attack on the Anglican church's unwillingness to tolerate the existence of Puritan, Independent, Presbyterian, and Congregational divines and one of the earliest English examples of satirical "reformation" literature, very much in the Spirit of the Pope-Devil or Pope-Jester coins of the Reformation, etc., The nod in the false publishing information to Calvin and Beza tips the hand and makes transparent the Reformation, satirical literature connection. 

Offered at Sotheby's in 2015 for $2,500 - $3,500 plus commissions, i.e. $3,000 - $4,000. 

New, very fine and best full calf with raised bands, simple, tasteful gold tooling, and morocco label. Text quite good and crisp with light toning at title, minor chips to foredge, last couple leaves also chipped at foredge though not affecting text. A very handsome example.