Interior of the Sandor Teszler Library



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Portrait of Taylor


Taylor, Jeremy (1613-1677)

A Collection of Polemical Discourses. London, R. Norton and R. Royston, 1674. 1079 pp. Folio, leather.

Hand-lettered inscriptions: Review of Taylor’s work copied from Edinburgh Review of August 1811 on fly-leaf. Also note that book came from estate of Rev. O’Farrol, purchased at auction.


At the time of his death, Jeremy Taylor had become Bishop of Down and Connor. He studied at University College, Oxford, and, after graduating, attracted the interest of Laud. Charles I named him his Chaplain in ordinary. By royal mandate, he was given a D. D. A staunch Royalist, he fought for the King’s armies during the Civil War. Charles I willed him his watch. Upon the Restoration he was assigned to a disagreeable parish in Northern Ireland, where the local Presbyterians incessantly harassed him. He sat on the Irish Privy Council. (DNB)

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