"ONE OF THE FOREMOST LEADERS IN THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY": RARE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF CALVIN'S HARMONIE, 1584
CALVIN, John. Harmonie upon the Three Evangelists. Londini [London], 1584.
First edition in English of Calvin's commentaries on the Gospels of Mathew, Mark and Luke—"with it Calvin's New Testament commentaries were complete"—as issued in one rare volume with his commentary on the Gospel of John. "I am burning to write about the three Gospels," Calvin once wrote, "Indeed, once this book is published, I will turn to silent meditation." An exceptional copy in contemporary gilt-stamped calf boards. $17,500.