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Annotationes In Præcipua [ Praecipua ] Et Difficiliora Sacræ [ Sacrae ] Scripturæ [ Scripturae ] Loca [bound with] In Omnes Beati Pauli Et Aliorum Apostolorum Epistolas Commentaria Authore D. Guillelmo Estio. Nec Non Bartholomaei Petri Elucidationes
Typis Viduæ & Heredum Petri Borremans, sub signo SS Apostolorum Petri & Pauli, Duaci [ Douai ] (and) Apud Iacobum Quesnel, Parisiis , 1621 . mixed edition. . Late 18th century half calf over marbled boards, VG. together 3 volumes. tp+[iv]+652+[20]pp, ht+tp+[iv]+588pp, tp+591- 1320+[47]pp, the first work has a title page portrait vignette & the whole is printed in double column within a ruled border, lacks the initial blank leaf a1, pagination errors, with the paper yellowed, the latter part of the work more browned, with a small worm hole to the margin of the last 100pp outside the ruled border. The second work which occupies the second 2 volumes has titles printed in red & black with a woodcut printers device in two colours, printed in double column & again many miss-paginations, half title with an old repair, LACKS GGggii ( leaf 903-904, 909-910 ), margin of pp1019 with a little loss but text unaffected, one sheet has been corrected by pasting the true signature over the incorrect ( at IIIii ), worming to approx 30pp at the bottom edge just affecting the text but the meaning clear from the context. Both volumes have attractive woodcut initails & tailpieces and both have the occasional ink spot or smudge & light foxing, occasional slight marginal water staining. Bindings are rubbed at the edges with the corners more so, all hinges weak but with the text blocks in strong condition. Uniformly rebound in the late 18th or early 19th century. The first work is a early edition, the first having appeared in 1617 whilst the Commentary on the epistles of St Paul first appeared in 1617 and was reprinted several times in the following 100 years. Two Biblical commentaries, including his most famous work on the Pauline Epistles, by the Dutch theologian & controversialist Willem Hessels van Est [ 1542 - 1613 ].The commentary on St Paul of particular merit, indeed, 'no serious student of the Epistles can afford to neglect this work' (Catholic Enc.). Of Est's writings in general it has been said that 'very few writers did more to show (and that in quite and unostentatious manner) the hollowness of [Calvin's] Biblical arguments than Est'. (ibid.).
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