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1644 1ed Calvinist Puritan Bible Dictionary Thesaurus Biblicus Richard Bernard

“There is a kind of smiling and joyful laughter which may stand with the best man’s piety.”

– Richard Bernard

Richard Bernard was 16th-century English Calvinist Puritan whose nonconformist sermons led him to form his own congregation of separatists in the early 17th-century, even though he wrote many book against church Separation. Bernard also composed ‘Thesaurus Biblicus,’ a thesaurus and dictionary designed for clarifying Bible reading and understanding scripture.

This 1644 first edition features a full-page engraved portrait of Richard Bernard.

Item number: #2549

Price: $599

BERNARD, Richard

Thesaurus biblicus, seu promptuarium sacrum : whereunto are added all the marginall readings, with the words of the text, and many words in the text expounded by the text, all alphabetically set downe throughout the Bible : in the end is annexed an abstract of the principal mattters [sic] in the Holy Scripture

London: Imprinted by Felix Kingston, and are to be sold at his House in Pater-Noster-Row, at the Signe of the Gilded Cock, 1644. First edition.



[490], [2]; 176, [2]

Wanting the following pages from the supplementary work ‘The Bible Abstract and Epitome’: pg. 57-60, 105-108; Index pg. PEN-PER (i.e. 1 index leaf)

Separate title page:

“The bibles abstract and epitome” by George Miller; 1642.

References: Wing B 2035A; Wing B 2023; ESTC R 38697

Provenance: Bookplate – Dennis H.N. Sellers

Language: English

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~11in X 7.5in (28cm x 19cm)

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1644 1ed Calvinist Puritan Bible Dictionary Thesaurus

Estimate $599 - $1,200Feb 23, 2020
Starting Price $1
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