Lot 169: John Calvin [New Testament Commentary]
November 5, 2016
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Calvin, Jean. JOANNIS CALVINI IN OMNES D. PAULI EPISTOLAS, ATQUE ETIA IN EPISTOLA AD HEBRAEOS COMMENTARIA LUCULENTISSIMA. [Geneva: Gerard, 1551.] **** [Bound With] **** JOANNIS CALVINI COMMENTARII IN EPISTOLAS CANONICAS Geneva: Crispini, 1554. 11.75" x 7.5". , 685, , [50, inc. 2 leaves of blanks] pp; , 171, [23, inc. final blank] pp. Some misnumbering. Text with numerous woodcut initials. Bound in early full vellum over boards with title in manuscript to spine. Vellum with toning and soiling, remnants of paper labels near base of spine. 18th signature to title and similar inscriptions to pastedown, first 6 leaves and 10 other leaves with large chips/repairs to lower corners (largest example being the title-page) several words and/or sections of sentences, several sections with old water-stains to upper portion (mostly marginal), otherwise a generally clean copy with only mild and consistent age-toning. Very Good. ************************** First edition of Calvin's commentaries on Paul's epistles and second edition of the other. Biblical text accompanies the commentary.