The Golden Grove – Jeremy Taylor (1843)

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The Golden Grove – Jeremy Taylor (1843)

S$264.00

Title: The Golden Grove

Author: Jeremy Taylor

Publisher: John Henry Parker, Oxford, 1843.

Condition: Full tooled-leather, embossed gilt to edges and with sound clasps. Extraordinarily beautiful binding. Inscription to ffep, else fine. Pocket size.

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Description

A book of short prayers and litanies from the Anglican Church.

About Jeremy Taylor (from Wikipedia):

Jeremy Taylor (baptised 15 August 1613 – 13 August 1667) was a cleric in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the “Shakespeare of Divines” for his poetic style of expression, and he is frequently cited as one of the greatest prose writers in the English language. He is remembered in the Church of England’s calendar of saints with a Lesser Festival on 13 August.

Taylor was under the patronage of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury. He went on to become chaplain in ordinary to King Charles I as a result of Laud’s sponsorship. This made him politically suspect when Laud was tried for treason and executed in 1645 by the Puritan parliament during the English Civil War. After the parliamentary victory over the King, he was briefly imprisoned several times.

Eventually, he was allowed to live quietly in Wales, where he became the private chaplain of the Earl of Carbery. At the Restoration, his political star was on the rise, and he was made Bishop of Down and Connor in Ireland. He also became vice-chancellor of the University of Dublin.