Cosin, Richard (1549?-1597) An Apologie for Sundrie Proceedings by Iurisdiction Ecclesiasticall, of Late Times by Some chalenged, and also Diversly by them Impugned. London: Imprinted by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1593. Enlarged second edition of which two variants exist, quarto, separate title page and collation for second and third parts, bound in full contemporary limp parchment with a polished surface, ex libris Richard Mostyn of Penbedw Denbighshire, with his engraved bookplate pasted inside the front pastedown, good contemporary condition, trimmed at an odd angle originally with some occasional incursions to some headlines, 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.
"An apologie for sundrie proceedings by jurisdiction ecclesiastical (1593) is his major work. He expressed the views that Magna Carta implied that the English monarchy did not have absolute power, but that it had no application to ecclesiastical jurisdiction." (Quoted from Alan Cromartie's, The Constitutionalist Revolution: An Essay on the History of England, 1450-1642, 2006, pp. 131 and 139.
A-V4, Aa-Tt4 (Tt4 blank & present), [pi]2, B-Z4, Aa-Kk4.
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