Vera Effigies Iohannis Collings S.T.P. Anno Dom: 1678. Aetatis. 55.Man's but a shadow, and a Picture is That shadow's shadow yet don't judge amiss. Though here you onely on the shadow look What followes read. The Substance is i'th' book.
Engraving, with small margins. Plate 190 x 134mm. 7½ x 5¼".
Portrait of John Collinges, half length in an oval frame on a pedestal, wearing skull-cap, bands and gown. Frontispiece to his 'Several Discourses' (London, 1678). John Collinges (1623-1690) was an English presbyterian theologian and particpant in the Savoy Conference. He was eventually ejected from his ministry as a nonconformist following the Restoration. He was also a prolific writer and keen controversialist, and in 1651 he published 'Vindiciae Ministerii Evangelici', which was a vindication of a Gospel ministry against the claim of 'intercommonage' on the part of 'gifted men' not regularly set apart to preach.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25403] £60.00