Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
CALVIN, JEAN. The Institution of Christian Religion. Title within woodcut historiated architectural border. [20], 749, [159] pages. Folio, 286x189 mm, contemporary calf, spine ends chipped, cover corners reinforced at an early date and worn through, front joint cracked, cords intact; title soiled, torn in blank lower outer corner and reinforced along fore edge on verso, small hole in blank lower margin, ink blot in blank upper outer corner of last few leaves, clean tear at top of last leaf slightly affecting headline. London: Anne Griffin for Joyce Norton and R. Whitaker, 1634

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Translation by Thomas Norton originally published in 1561. "Calvin's 'Institution of the Christian Religion' was the first systematic statement of a Reformed Church. It is the most important doctrinal work of the Reformation as a whole and provided a comprehensive theological system rivalling those of the Middle Ages"--Printing and the Mind of Man 65 (1536 original edition in Latin). STC 4425 (this edition).