Lot 1364: John Cosin A SCHOLASTICAL HISTORY OF THE CANON OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURE OR THE CERTAIN AND INDUBITATE BOOKS THEREOF 1672 First Edition Antique English Theology Engraved Title Civil War Protectorate Restoration
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: A Scholastical History of the Canon of the Holy Scripture or the Certain and Indubitate Bookes thereof as They Are Received in the Church of England.
Author: John Cosin - John Cosin was an Anglican bishop, who managed to survive the English Civil War, the Protectorate, and the Restoration in part because of his fierce hostility to Roman Catholicism.
Publisher: Printed for Robert Pawlett
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxiv/224/xlv pages plus publisher's catalogue
Width: 7.75" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this work. The antique leather volume has partially-separated leather boards and stamped gilt lettering/tooling on the spine. There are raised bands on the spine. The exterior shows moderate rubbing and chipping concentrated at the edges. The text block is solid and is adorned with marbled bottom and fore edges. The title page shows engraved decoration. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light foxing, mostly in the margins.
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