Lot 429: Cobbet (Thomas). A Practical Discourse of Prayer. Wherein is handled, the Nature, the Duty, the Qualifications of Prayer; the several sorts of Prayer; viz. Ejaculatory, Publick Private, and Secret Prayer. With the Necessity of, and In.gagements [sic] unto Prayer. Together, with sundry Cases of Conscience about it. By Thomas Cobbet, minister of the Word at Lyn..., Imprimatur, Edm. Calamy, 1st edition, 1st issue, London: printed by T.M. for Ralph Smith at the Bible in Cornhil, 1654, (14), 452, 153-163,(1), 465-551, (1)pp., lacks half-title (A1), title torn to lower outer corner with loss to imprint, text-block and sewing broken, with loose leaves, some dust-soiling and light marginal fraying, contemporary sheep, spine split, worn, 8vo Wing C4779, ESTC R209593 and Sabin 13868. The English Puritan Thomas Cobbet (1608-1685) was born in Newbury in Berkshire. He studied under the prominent clergyman and theologian William Twisse (1578-1646), and travelled to America in 1637. He became one of the leading New England Puritans & was commended by Cotton Mather. He was preacher at Lynn and later at Ipswich, Massachusetts. (1)
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