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Clavis Bibliorum. The key of the Bible, unlocking the richest treasury of the Holy Scriptures. Whereby the 1 order, 2 names, 3 times, 4 penmen, 5 occasion, 6 scope and 7 principal parts, containing the subject-matter of the books of Old and New Testament, are familiarly and briefly opened: for the help of the weakest capacity in the understanding of the whole Bible. The second edition, very much enlarged. With addition of the Scripture-songs, metrically translated out of the Hebrew, and analytically explained.

Roberts, Francis.

Published by printed by T[homas] R[atcliffe] and E[dward] M[ottershed] for George Calvert, London, 1649
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Francis Roberts (1609?75), an English clergyman and founder of one of the first public libraries in England, wrote several works to help both scholarly and popular audiences better understand the Bible. His Clavis Bibliorum, here in the enlarged second edition, was designed "for the help of the weakest capacity in the understanding of the whole Bible." This copy is destined for an impoverished collector/scholar: See condition statement below or collation above. Evidence of Readership: The first 70 or so pages of text have been selectively underlined, with a few marginal annotations. Provenance: From the Ambrose Swasey Library (Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School); properly deaccessioned. 8vo (17 cm; 6.75"). [2], 66, 624 pp., [2] folded tables, (lacking frontis., preliminary imprimatur leaf, and N.T. commentary). ESTC R24149. Recent marbled paper?covered boards with gilt black leather spine label, all edges stained red. Marked as above, with embossed library stamp on title-page and first leaf of text, pencilling on verso of title-page, inked number on first page of text, and library ink stamp on bottom edge. Light to moderate age-toning. Incomplete: Lacking frontispiece, preliminary imprimatur leaf, and New Testament commentary. Second folded chart repaired at edges with no loss of text, all folds strong. A sound copy of a popular 17th-century biblical interpretation. Bookseller Inventory # 36044

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Title: Clavis Bibliorum. The key of the Bible, ...

Publisher: printed by T[homas] R[atcliffe] and E[dward] M[ottershed] for George Calvert, London

Publication Date: 1649

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