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Seminal work of Protestant theology

CALVIN, Jean.
Institutio Christianae religionis, ... Quae ad superiores edtiones hâc postremâ, omnium emendatissima locuplettisimáque, recèns addita sunt, statim post ipsius authoris epistolam ad regem Christianiss. Subiecta ad lectorem admonitio breviter indicat.
Geneva, Johannes le Preux, 1592. Folio. With woodcut printer's device on title-page. Contemporary vellum, with large blind-tooled centre piece.
€ 2,500
Enlarged edition, in the original Latin, of Calvin's seminal work of Protestant theology, known in English as The institutes of the Christian religion. It details the doctrines that became known as Calvinism.
With some owner's inscriptions on paste-down and title-page. Title-page slightly soiled and wrinkled, tear in title-page and leaf 312, minor water stain the upper margin of the first 40 leaves. Binding slightly rubbed and soiled, foot of spine damaged, and lacking the opening flyleaves. Overall in good condition.
Adams C367; Erichson, Bibliographia Calviniana, p. 40.
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