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Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1669. 12mo, (12) 408pp. Full red straight-grain morocco extra, covers panlled with a single gilt fillet, backstrip lettered in gilt. The Thorold copy with the Syston Park bookplate and the later bookplate of Nellie Brown MD. A pleasant copy . The second Elzevir edition of this famous defense of Christianity by the renowned scholar Grotius, “first published in England, also at Oxford, in 1639, with unsold sheets re-issued with new title-pages in 1650 and 1660. Grotius composed this work during his imprisonment of 1619–21 and published an initial version in Dutch in 1622. The Latin version, which enjoyed an extremely wide readership, first appeared in 1627” (Quaritch). Willems 1404. Ter Meulen no. 961. (Item Id: 106853)

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