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RARE 1655 Compleat & Perfect Concordance of the English Bible, Oxford, Wickens
A Compleat & Perfect Concordance of the English Bible, : composed after a new, and most compendious method, whereby may be readily found any place of canonicall scripture By Robert Wickens Published: Oxford : Printed by H. Hall printer to the University, for Th. Robinson., 1655. [840] p. ; 8vo. Dedication signed: Robert Wickens. With a preliminary license to print. Signatures: A4 [-A1] B-3G8. Wing W2081 Madan, III, 2287 Thomason, E.1447. Boards rubbed, leather chipped at front joint. Lacks A1 [a blank leaf except for the Imprimatur] Rebacked to style 1) [A2] Title Leaf, 2) [A3r-A4r] Dedication Essay, 3) [A4v] To the Christian Reader, 4) [B1r-3G8v] "A Compleat and Perfect CONCORDANCE of the English Bible, composed after a New and compendious Method". [NOTE: This copy is lacking the first leaf which includes an Imprimatur] Rarely do early printed Bible concordances appear out of original compilation. Usually the author is copying an earlier work and giving no credit to the original author/compiler who, in turn, probably copied their work. Starnes, Robert Estienne's Influence on Lexicography (Univ of Texas, 1963) provides a helpful technique for detecting the original sources of early modern Bible concordances. Sternes investigated entries for selected words observing the exact Biblical quotation chosen. Particularly, he noted the beginning and ending words of the verse citations, which is an editorial choice as rarely are whole verses used in concordances due to space limitations. The technique doesn't help with Wickens so much since he provides only chapter:verse citations, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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