104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM


    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2379 | Lot 30
    Price Realized: $938With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

      Additional Images
    • Sale 2379 Lot 30

      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

      Estimate $1,000 - 2,000

      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).

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $938