Polycarp & Ignatius with commentary by James Ussher (also spelt Usher)
POLYCARPI ET IGNATII EPISTOLAE: una cum vetere vulgata interpretatione Latina, ex trium manuscriptorum codicum collatione, integritati suae restituta. Accessit & Ignatianarum epistolarum versio antiqua alia, ex duobus manuscriptis in Anglia repertis, nunc primum in lucem edita. Quibus praefixa est, non de Ignatii solum & Polycarpi scriptis, sed etiam de Apostolicis Constitutionibus & Canonibus Clementi Romano tributis, Iacobi Vsserii Archiepiscopi Armachani dissertatio.
Leonard Lichfield /Henry Hall/ R.b for George Thomason
1644, 1642, 1644, 1647, 1647
Several foliated head-pieces + many historiated,foliated and decorative intials + Titepages each having different printer's mark or decoration.
Quarto contemporary ruled calf (covers detached/tips worn) TP in red and black + cxlvi +addenda leaf +243pp with a half titlepage EPISTOLAE B.IGNATIO ADSCRIPTAE at p125 and a full titlepage dated 1642 at [p193] + TP with Oxford coat of arms incorporated with Muses & rose & thistle dated 1644 with to the reader having the top 1cm. Of margin cut away without loss to text) + 53pp + blank leaf + Titlepage in red and back APPENDIX IGNATIANA .. With crown & tudor rose publisher's mark dated 1647 published by R.B.at the expense of George Thomason + [6pp=to reader] +39pp + title IGNATII .. ET POLYCARPI .. MARTYRIA 1647 +(6p) to reader but misbound [first leaf before titlepage and the other two leaves following the title but in reverse order] + 132pp. The text is divided into 5 separate parts each with FINIS at the end. The text is in Greek and Latin parallel columns and often printed in parts in red. The first TP & following leaf with old paper repair but not affecting text. About a dozen leaves are edge-dusted & 9 pages have small corner losses not affecting print. This book has many variant collations but this copy has the maximum number of parts (ie 5) and collates complete although possibly missing one blank leaf (has the other blank leaf). *Written by Bishop Ussher of Armagh (1581-1656), an Irish theologian and scholar,who at one time possibly had the largest collection of books in the Western World and was known for his attempt at dating the age of world.
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