The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume III. Renascence and Reformation.

XVIII. “Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity”


[Bibliography by George A. Brown]


First four books printed by Windet, J. (no date), entered at Stationers’ Hall, 29 Jan., 1592–3.

Book V published by Windet in 1597. Ed. Spencer, J. 1604 (?), 1611.

Sixth and eighth books “published according to the most authentique copies,” 1648, 1651.

Seventh book, in Gauden’s 1662 ed. of Hooker’s works.

See Lee, S., in D. of N. B. for a discussion as to the genuineness of Books VI, VII and VIII. Book VI, apparently, “has no right to its place in Hooker’s treatise.”

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(See also bibliography to the chapter on the Marprelate controversy.)

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—— A full and plaine declaration of Ecclesiasticall Discipline. 1574.

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