A Practical Commentary, Or An Exposition With Notes Upon The Epistle Of James..


Bound in recent dark brown morocco with blind stamped decorative borders and new endpapers; spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles. Foxing throughout and a few page edges frayed at end with last page of table neatly repaired. Certainly a well read copy.



Printed by J. Macock, for Luke Favvn, and are to be sold at his shop at the sign of the Parrot in Pauls Church-yard.,






Delivered in sundry weekly lecturer at stoke-newington in middlesex, neer london. by thomas manton, minister of the word. the third edition, much corrected, and enlarged with the addition of two tables.
[spine title:] commentary on james.
running title: an exposition, with notes upon the epistle of james.

Item Description

4to. 6 x 7.75 inches. [xvi] + 624 + [16] pp. index and table.


Decorated by headpieces and initials.


A presbyterian interpretation of the Epistle of James first published in 1651 during the early years of the Commonwealth. Thomas Manton (1620-77), nonconformist minister, was educated at Wadham College, Oxford (and was eventually created DD in 1660. His only Anglican ordination was that of deacon in 1640 but he was installed rector of St Mary's, Stoke Newington in 1645 under the patronage of Colonel Alexander Popham MP as ruling elder after he had been driven from his native west country by the earlier royalist advances: 'Manton's ministry at Stoke Newington was a model of rigorous evangelical Calvinism; in particular he preached long expository sermons of the epistles of both James and Jude' (DNB). Manton found most favour under the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell and was appointed rector of St Paul's, Covent Garden in 1656. Politically moderate he supported the Restoration but was ejected from his living for refusing to accept the Anglican liturgy. He continued to preach informally and was once arrested and imprisoned for his nonconformity.

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