Apologia ecclesiæ anglicanæ.

Jewel (John, Bishop of Salisbry)

Apologia ecclesiæ anglicanæ.

Description: woodcut printer's device (featuring an anchor) on title, woodcut tailpiece, pp. [vi], 197, 12mo, [bound with:] Apologia tes Anglon Ekklesias Hellenisti metaphrastheisa. Apologia Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ Græcè versa. Interprete I.S. Bacc. in Art. Oxford [i.e. John Smith]: Joseph Barnes, 1614, Greek text, lacking the initial blank (stub visible), but with the 2 blank leaves concluding the preliminaries, a small copy with some catchwords and sidenotes cropped, pp. [xxii], 214, [1], late 17th-century panelled calf, red lettering piece on spine, spine a bit rubbed, good, inscription on title of first work recording the book as a gift to J. Sturqy(?) from R.V. of Emmanuel College, a further note on a fly-leaf identifies Sturqy as being of Christ's College, and dated 1707 (close to the date of the binding), and a note on the following fly-leaf mentioning the various translation of the Aplogie

Publication Details: Thomas Vautrollier, 1581

Notes: The second Latin edition (first, 1562: English translation same year, and another in 1564) of Jewel's celebrated Apologia - 'the first methodical statement of the position of the Church of England against the Church of Rome, and the groundwork of all subsequent controversy' (ODNB) - together with the first translation into Greek. The printer, Thomas Vautrollier, a Huguenot, was prominent in promoting Protestant literature: 'To Vautrollier falls much of the credit for keeping Luther in the public eye during an era when Calvinist theology ruled the roost' (ODNB). In fact, he was in Edinburgh at ...more

Bibliography: (1. ESTC S107755: 2. ESTC S107785; Madan, 1614, 8)

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Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1581

Stock Number: 65909

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