A Modest Enquiry into the Mystery of Iniquity, The First Part, Containing a Careful and Impartial Delineation of the True Idea of Antichristianism in the Real and Genuine Members thereof, such as are indeed opposite to the indispensable Purposes of the Gospel of Christ, and to the Interest of his Kingdome…

London: Printed by J. Flesher for W. Morden…, 1650. [together with:] ———. The Apology of Dr. Henry More…Wherein is contained As Well A more General Account of the Manner and Scope of his Writings, As a Particular Explication of several Passages in his Grand Mystery of Go. First edition. Crudely rehinged, corners worn. Old ink signature (“Eliz. Staunton”) on title-page, a little old ink underscoring. Edges of fly-leaves browned and a bit chipped. Overall a good, clean copy. Full calf with gilt burgundy morocco label, edges stained red. Folio. [12], 478, [22]; [4], pp. 481-567, [5] pp. First title in black and red. Item #11421

More (1614-87) “…belonged to that little band of Christian Platonists which was formed at Cambridge in the middle of the seventeenth century, and the distinctive traits of their school of thought are perhaps best brought out in his writings” (John Henry Overton in D.N.B.). He was fascinated by the occult science of such men as Van Helmont and believed in witchcraft, which he considered “evidence of the reality of the unseen world.” He was the only one of the Cambridge Platonists to publish extensively.”.

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