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[BIBLE - N.T., Greek]

[Greek Title]. Novum Jesu Christi Domini Nostri Testamentum. Ex Regiis Aliisque Optimis Editionibus Cum Cura Expressum

SMALLEST SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY GREEK NEW TESTAMENT

[BIBLE - N.T., Greek]

[Greek Title]. Novum Jesu Christi Domini Nostri Testamentum. Ex Regiis Aliisque Optimis Editionibus Cum Cura Expressum Sedani, [i.e. Sedan]. Ex Typographia & Typis Novissimis Joannis Jannoni, 1628. [Colophon Dated 1629).

Description

32mo. [2], 3-571pp, [1]. Finely bound in contemporary English navy morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Rust-spot to CC7, small paper flaw to MM1, each causing slight loss to text. With the ink inscription 'Isaak Chauncy, 1656/57', in red ink to colophon, further ink inscriptions 'E. Libris Elia. Mason, Const., 13s 6d, 1697' and 'W.H. Everard, Dec 21st 1823' to front endpapers and blank fly-leaves.

Bibliography

D&M 4676.

Footnote

A handsomely bound copy of 'The smallest Greek Testament ever printed, with the exception of Pickering's miniature edition of 1828' (Darlow and Moule). Isaak Chauncy, perhaps the English congregationalist minister (1632-1712) and son of early Harvard President and Puritan, Charles Chauncy (1592-1671). The younger Chauncy had returned from New England in the early 1650s, after graduating Harvard, to complete his studies at Oxford. His position in the Church of England was short-lived: presented with the living of Woodborough by Oliver Cromwell, he was swiftly ejected by the 1662 Act of Uniformity. The remainder of his life was spent leading dissenting congregations at Andover and later St. Mary Axe, where he was succeeded by Isaac Watts, and publishing a wealth of non-conformist texts and replies.

Price

£1500.00