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Jesu Christo domini nostri novum testamentum, sive, Novum Foedus, cujus græco contextui respondent interpretationes duae una, vetus, altera Theodori Bezæ, ejusdem Theod. Bezæ annotationes, in quibus ratione interpretationis vocum redditâ, additur synopsis doctrine in evangelica historia, & epistolis apostolicis comprehensæ, & ipse quoque contextus quasi brevi commentario explicatur, omnia nunc demum, ultimâ adhibitâ manu, ex collatione exemplarium omnium quàm accuratissime emendata, & aliquantulum aucta. Accessit etiam Joachimi Camerarii in novum foedus commentarius, in quo & figuræ sermonis, & verborum significatio, & orationis sententia, ad illius foederis intelligentiam certiorem, tractantur

      Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, Cambridge 1642 - Contemporary calf (with an early rebacking) Folio . First Cambridge edition of this New Testament which is a reprint of "Beza's fourth major edition of 1598. Only two variations occur in the Greek text; but some annotations have been added. The commentary of Joachim Camerarius (or Liebhard, 1500-1574), the celebrated classical scholar and biographer of Melanchthon, was first published in 1552, 56" (Darlow & Moule). The text is printed in three parallel columns: (1) Greek, (2) Beza's Latin version, (3) Vulgate; with marginal references, summary, annotations, etc."The Cambridge edition of 1642 is the editio Optima, and contains the notes of Camerarius" (Dibdin, An Intro. to the Greek and Latin Classics, I, p, 125)Owner inscription of Jonathan Sewall (1729 - 1796) who was the last British attorney general of Massachusetts and at one time a close friend and patron of John Adams. Sewall, who was born in Boston, graduated from Harvard College in 1748, and was a teacher in Salem until 1756. His ownership inscription appears in the outer blank margin of page 30: "Jonathan Sewall His Book April of 29 AD 1747" with an elaborate flourish. This would date ownership to his last year at Harvard. After studying law, he began a successful practice in Charlestown and served as attorney general of Massachusetts from 1767 to 1775. In 1768 he was also appointed Judge of Admiralty for Nova Scotia. In 1759 Sewall became a very close friend and patron of John Adams. Sewall, a devout Loyalist, took his family to England in 1775 after a mob stormed his family home in Cambridge. Adams in his diary grieved his best friend in the world had become his implacable enemy. They became reacquainted when Adams was assigned to London as an envoy in 1785, however no reconciliation was possible. Adams considered Sewall a casualty of the war. He later served as a judge in the Vice Admiralty Court of Nova Scotia and died in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1796 2 vols. in 1. [18], 766, [44], 125, [6] pp. With engraved device (Cambridge Univ.) on title-page by Wenceslaus Hollar; woodcut head and tail pieces; initials; Latin & Greek text; small collection stamp and early owner's name on title-page; ownership inscription margin of page 30 of Jonathan Sewall (see below); Camerarius work has its own title page & pagination with woodcut arms of Cambridge University; on pp. 714/14 small 1/2 by 2 inch window cut from text footnote (censored?) affecting some text; some light foxing and few minor marginal tears; few ownership inscriptions on front paste-down. ยง Darlow & Moule 4686 (1st variant); Wing B2729A

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