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Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556) A Confutatio[n] of Unwritte[n] Verities.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
46
Sold for:
$7,995$6,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556) A Confutatio[n] of Unwritte[n] Verities. [Wesel?: Printed by J. Lambrecht?, 1556]. First edition, small octavo, text printed in black letter; rare, no copies offered at auction since 1964, ESTC locates six U.S. copies; finely bound in full mottled calfskin, boards ruled in gilt, gilt-tooled spine, inner gilt dentelles, ex libris George Goyder with his bookplate and penciled signature and notes, title slightly dusty, 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.

This text was written in answer to Dr. Richard Smith, who maintained that there were truths requiring belief which were not expressed in Scripture.

A-P8, O7 (lacking final blank, O8).
http://estc.bl.uk/S109030
Estimate $6,000-9,000


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Keywords

Richard Smith, George Goyder, United States, Anglicanism, Book design, Bookplate, Christianity, Cranmer, ESTC, Ex Libris, Gilt, Protestantism

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