London: Printed By James Flesher, for Richard Royston at the Angel in Ivy-Lane, 1660. Folio. Item #026144
. Spine reads: Rule of Conscience. 2 volumes in one. Volume 1  xi, 559 pages. Volume 2 558 pages  leaves of plates. Jeremy Taylor was a clergyman in the Church of England who was a chaplain to King Charles I as a result of Archbishop Laud's sponsorship. when the Purtian Parliament came to power in the English Civil War, he was imprisoned by eventually allowed to live quietly in Wales, where he began to write profound works on religion and philosophy. His writing on the issues of conscience assumed that human reason could discern the good act (see John Spurr in Dictionary of Seventeenth Century British Philosophers). He has been called the "Shakespeare of Divines" for his poetic style of expression and was often presented as a model of prose writing. Bound in full contemporary calf, earlier rebacking, endpapers renewed, foot of spine leather chipped. A few early marginal repairs. A very nice copy.