The Exercise of the Faithfull Soule:

Toussain (Daniel)

The Exercise of the Faithfull Soule:

that is to say, prayers and meditations for one to comfort himselfe in all manner of afflictions, and specially to strengthen himselfe in faith: set in order according to the articles of our faith, by Daniell Toussain, minister of the worde of God: with a comfortable preface of the author, vnto the poore remnant of the Church of Orlians; containing a short recitall of extreme and great afflictions which the said church hath suffered. Englished out of French, almost word for word, by Ferdenando Filding.

Description: FIRST EDITION of this translation, some staining, mainly marginal (inner and outer), pp. [lxvi], 338, [2, blank], 8vo, contemporary calf, gilt medallion at centre of each cover, worn, rebacked (a little crudely), sound

Publication Details: Imprinted ... By Henrie Middleton for Henrie Denham, 1583

Notes: Issue with the first quire reset and 'manner' corrected in the sixth line of the title. The main text is, as it were, the confession of faith of this important Huguenot. The Preface chronicles, at first hand, the persecutions and travails of the Huguenots, including accounts of the St. Bartholomew Day's massacre (of recent memory). Little seems to be known about the translator, Ferdenando Filding, who dedicates the translation to 'To the right worshipfull and his especiall good master Walter Raleigh esquier', right at the time when he (Ralegh) was 'at the heart of the Court' (ODNB). The book i...more

Bibliography: (ESTC S95555; STC (2nd ed.), 24144.5)

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Price: £1,750

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1583

Stock Number: 48344

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