Paper notebook containing the close written manuscript text of a spiritual work. The first pagebears the title and explanation: 'The First Booke of An Erring Heart, wherein is shewed what anErronious heart is and what harme it does both to its self and to others .... As alsoe how injuriousand offensive it is to God & how little he likes it & less hee loves it. Togeather with a shortdiscovery of the principles practises & tendances of every erronious heart... All written shortlyand plainely...by the authour thereof. C.H. Began about the 6th of February 1665 & finisht about the12th of May following.'
The first book is in 14 chapters, and 48 pages (original pagination). The second book, in 12chapters and 50 pages (separate original pagination) follows immediately. It is entitled: 'Thesecond Booke of The cure of an Erring heart, wherein is shewed what the heart is and how it isspoyled & made subject to Err; as alsoe how it is healed & restored and made true and soundagaine.... Written by C. H. Began this 14th day of May 1666. And finisht June 29th 66'.