London: Printed for Francis Smith, 1673, First published in 1771. Unpaginated. Text in double columns. Contemporary ownership signaature (“Peter & Eliz. Boss”) at bottom margin of title. A good, clean copy. Contemporary sheep, rubbed but sound. Text in double columns. Item #15363
Powell (1617-1670) was a Welsh Nonconformist Puritan preacher, evangelist, church leader and writer, educated at Jesus College, Oxford. In 1650 he became one of the principal advisors to a commission newly appointed by Parliament for the better propagation and preaching of the gospel in Wales. He was imprisoned several times, both by the Cromwell and Restoration governments, for expressing critical views. He wrote eleven books, and some hymns, but his greatest talent seemed to be in preaching sermons. Though remaining a minor figure, his place in the Puritan movement has been reassessed in recent years.