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'The different state of the godly & of the wicked’ by Richard Berkeley

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'The different state of the godly & of the wicked’ by Richard Berkeley
after 1621
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 96.
Leather binding, brown, with gilt-tooled centrepieces, and gilt edges; the name 'RICHARD DOWNES' blind-stamped either side of the front centrepiece.
Scope and content
'The different state of the godly & of the wicked' (fol.ii). Advice to his children compiled by Richard Berkeley mostly from the bible, with occasional reference to Anglican commentaries (including Hooker, fol.91), etc., with numerous quotations; after 1621. Prefaced by letters to his brother (brother-in-law) Sir Thomas Rowe, fol.1r,v, to all his children, fol.2r,v, and separate letters to his sons, daughters and grandchildren commencing with Sir Maurice Berkeley (knt. 1621), fols.3-10v. Summary of contents, in 32 titles, fol.11v. The writer can be identified as Richard Berkeley of Stoke (T.Fitz-Roy Fenwick, W.Metcalfe, Visitation of ... Gloucester (1884), 15-16; the names of children given here in the prefatory letters supplement the pedigree of Berkeley of Rendcomb.

Loose in the volume is an inventory of the White Friars of Newcastle made after the surrender of the House to Henry VIII. A single sheet, this manuscript had been missing and was returned to SAL in 2010. See Archaeologia vol LI, pp 61-72.
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Archival history
“Bought at Jordan and Maxwells Booksellers, Corner of Fetter Lane, Fleet street August 9th 1804 for one guinea J.Bd [John Brand, Sec.SA]”, fol.ii verso.