A very nicely preserved quite early edition of perhaps the most influential evangelical / protestant book on the Lord's Supper during the 17th and 18th centuries. In his always pastoral and deeply devotional way, Henry rightly encourages communion as significant and a means of grace in terms of the ongoing reception of Christ's love, and yet as deeply spiritual, separated from the elements themselves and to be received through the Spirit in prayerfulness, thanksgiving, and faith. It's a beautiful work and a welcome correction to our often rather glib way of passing by the act of the Lord's Supper.
Henry, Matthew. The Communicant's Companion; or, Instructions and Helps for the Right Receiving of the Lord's Supper. London. Printed by J. H. and B. Sprint at theBell and A. Ward at the King's-Arms in Little Britain. 1727. 348pp.
Attractive probably late 18th century or very early 19th century half leather volume; some rubbing, contrasting title label now lacking. Textually very good; probably slightly trimmed at binding. Title and all text very crisp.