Title The Works Of Mr Edmund Hickeringill, Late Rector of All-Saints, in Colchester; Containing the history of Priest-Craft, In Four Parts; Exposing the Follies and Frauds of Priests of all Religions...
Publisher London : Printed, and sold by John Baker, in Pater-noster-Row; and R. Burleigh, in Amen-Corner. 1716 . 0
Seller ID 44214
Volume one only. First edition. A very good later quarter leather binding. 8vo. [14pp.]/pp.400 . Brown calf spine over marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands and red leather title labels: "Works" & "Hickeringill" ; also gilt date: "1716". Later endpapers (handmade paper). No portrait frontis. Title in red & black, lightly soiled. Yellow bookplate laid-down to verso of thew title-page: "John Ouseley Bonsall" with motto: "I Shall Rise Again". Clear English text throughout, on foxed and toned paper . A well preserved copy of this scarce work. Contents include: 'The History of Whiggism...' ; 'The Horrid Sin of Man-catching...' ; 'The character of a Sham-plotter...' ; 'Curse ye Meroz...' ; 'An Apology for distrest Innocence...' ; 'The Lay-Clergy...' ; 'The Trimmer his friendly debate with the Observator...' ; News from Colchester...' * Referenced By ESTC T107077 ** "Edmund Hickeringill (1631–1708) was an English churchman who lived during the period of the Commonwealth and the Restoration. Hickeringill was admitted to St John's College, Cambridge in 1647, graduated BA in 1650/1 and was junior fellow at Caius College, Cambridge in 1651–1652. During the First English Civil War he fought on the side of the Roundheads, serving in Robert Lilburne's regiment as a chaplain, as a soldier in Scotland and in the Swedish service, ultimately becoming a captain in Charles Fleetwood's regiment. He then lived for a time in Jamaica, of which he published an account in 1661. In the same year he was ordained by Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln, having already changed his beliefs several times and been a Baptist, Quaker and Deist. From 1662 until his death in 1708 he was vicar of All Saints' in Colchester. In 1682, Hickeringill published his History of Whiggism. According to the 1911 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Hickeringill was "an active pamphleteer, and came into collision with Henry Compton, Bishop of London, to whom he had to pay heavy damages for slander in 1682. He made a public recantation in 1684, was excluded from his living in 1685-1688, and ended his career by being convicted of forgery in 1707." - See Wikipedia . *** Family History records show: John Ouseley Bonsall (1795-1872) . Born in Dublin, Ireland. He was an Alderman and a member of Dublin Corporation. He was a nephew of, Rev Gideon Ouseley the noted Wesleyan preacher and Major General Ralph Ouseley. He was author of "Essay on the attribute of knowledge to God", 1830. **** Full title reads: The works of Mr Edmund Hickeringill : late rector of All-Saints, in Colchester; containing the history of priest-craft, in four parts; exposing the follies and frauds of priests of all religions: the last part being a vindication of the history. Also, The black non-conformist, the ceremony-monger, with his satyrs, and all the rest of his scarce and valuable pieces, collected into three volumes. With an index..