John Everard

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  1. Simon. From whence this image of Everard? I have looked for a high-quality image in the States, as well as the British Library, and all I have found are images with much foxing or damaged. Do you have a straight-on image? Many thanks. Johan


    1. I have to be careful not to mislead you here. It is from the frontispiece of one of the British Library versions of Gospel Treasures. There is a loose leaf duplicate of the frontispiece as well – at the British Museum. I wrote to them about its original source. I THINK it is British Library Rare Books
      But I could not swear to it – can go through my notes for you on it. Why it is not footnoted in CMoP I don’t know – pretty well everything else is! If you are going there I will check for you.
      The names associated with this frontispiece image are also interesting. The text beneath appears to have been written by Matthew Barker, born in Northamptonshire in 1619, an Independent minister and Parliamentarian. He had been a schoolmaster in Banbury before moving to London to become a preacher. Thomas Brooks was a Puritan non-conformist (1608 – 1680) who became a victim to the Act of Uniformity in 1662.
      But the image itself is purported to have been drawn by Thomas Cross – better known for writing his theological treatises. All this suggests that the influence of Everard was wide-ranging and profound.
      Of course, there is no guarantee that it is an accurate likeness of Everard. Have you found a death for him?


    1. Originally published in 1653 as: Some Gospel-treasures opened.
      The frontispiece is an engraved portrait signed: T. Cross Sculpsit.
      The words “spirit”, “power” and “truth” are listed vertically and gathered in braces on the titlepage; the words “letter” “forms” and “shadows” are listed parallel to them and gathered by a left brace. The word “above” separates the two columns.
      Citation/references note: Wing (2nd ed.), E3531


    1. Your image is not straight-on, so that’s a problem. Even if I cropped it, it would be askew. Every image I have seen from a state-side library/archive is unsatisfactory–damaged, foxed, or something else. Which library/archive holds the original of your image?


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