BUNNY (EDMUND) Of Divorce for Adulterie, and Marrying Againe: that There is No Sufficient Warrant So to Do, first edition, 1610; GATAKER (THOMAS) Of the Nature of and Use of Lots, 1627; and another by

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Lot 49
BUNNY (EDMUND)
Of Divorce for Adulterie, and Marrying Againe: that There is No Sufficient Warrant So to Do, first edition

Sold for £ 1,625 (US$ 2,071) inc. premium
BUNNY (EDMUND)
Of Divorce for Adulterie, and Marrying Againe: that There is No Sufficient Warrant So to Do, first edition, woodcut device on title, folding letterpress table, shaved at lower margin of 2 index leaves and table just touching text [STC 4091; Madan I, pp.75-76], Joseph Barnes, 1610; GATAKER (THOMAS) Of the Nature and Use of Lots: A Treatise Historicall and Theologicall... Second Edition, Reviewed, Corrected, and Enlarged, [STC 11671], John Haviland, 1627; A Just Defence of Certaine Passages in a Former Treatise Concerning the Nature and Use of Lots, against Such Exceptions and Oppositions as Have Beene Made thereunto by Mr. I.B. [i.e. James Balmford], FIRST EDITION, [STC 11666], John Haviland for Robert Bird, 1623, several running headlines of Gataker titles shaved, 3 works in 1 vol., near contemporary manuscript index headed "No. 40" on front free endpaper, contemporary calf, rubbed, small 4to

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  • Three scarce and unusual works, including the first edition of an attack on the idea of remarriage by the calvanist theologian Edmund Bunny, who was Sub-dean of York Minster for twenty-five years. Gataker's Of the Nature and Use of Lots defended the lawfulness of lots when not used for divination. "This exposed him to attack as an advocate of games of hazard, and in 1623 James Balmford reprinted his 1594 diatribe against card-playing, adding criticisms of Gataker's work. The latter immediately issued a spirited restatement of his views, against the 'Imbecillitie' of Balmford's arguments in A Just Defence of Certain Passages in a Former Treatise" (ODNB).

    Provenance: N. Ellison, early ownership inscription with index in his hand.
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