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The Orthodox Communicant,

by way of meditation on the order of the administration of the Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion; according to the liturgy of the Church of England.

Stock Code 110861

London, Engraven and sold by J. Sturt, 1721

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Jacobite association. A beautifully illustrated devotional work on the administration of the Eucharist by the nonjuring Church of England clergyman Laurence Howell (d.1720), with 86 vignettes of scenes from the gospels engraved by John Sturt (1658-1730).

A Jacobite sympathiser, Howell had refused to take the Oath of Abjuration in 1708. Later he was defrocked for publishing a pamphlet advocating the schism of the Church of England and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment at Newgate, where he died in 1720.

With an interesting Jacobite association through Milton Lockhart to the powerful Scottish clan who opposed the Hanoverian succession in 1714. A connection solidified in a later modification to the upper compartment of the spine with the addition of the Lockhart heart within fetterlock symbol, representing the clan's motto 'Corda serrata pando' — 'I open locked hearts'.

8vo (17 x 11 cm); armorial bookplate to front pastedown, ownership inscription in pen to title-page top-margin, text engraved on 93 plates (47ff.), each with decorative border, 86 engraved vignettes, 2ff. subscribers to rear, a little browned; contemporary black roan, gilt diamond centrepieces and rolls of birds, thistles and crowns, gilt spine in 6 raised compartments of saltire crosses and paisley, gilt heart within fetterlock symbol from the Lockhart coat of arms later added to upper compartment, all edges gilt; ix, [3], 82, [4]pp.

ESTC T119687; Rothschild 1988.
Provenance

Provenance: Milton Lockhart (armorial bookplate); Jn. Coulter (inscription).

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The Orthodox Communicant,

[HOWELL, Laurence]; STURT, John (engraver).

Stock code: 110861

$1,233.00

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