1712 History of the Bible, Fontaine -$495.00- SOLD
Printed by Nicolas Fontaine
Large Folio 17” x 11” x 3”
Description: THE HISTORY OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT, FOURTH IMPRESSION, THE WHOLE ILLUSTRATED. London:
5 double-page maps (including plan of Jerusalem, with cropped margins) and 258 (of 260) full-page engraved plates (most on single sheets, front and back.) Early calf, fine binding with original spine laid on. Front endpaper with 19th c. signatures, first 12 leaves with marginal paper repairs and a few other small repairs in other places, else quite clean throughout. A+ very good condition
Nicolas Fontaine was arrested and put in captivity at the Lemaistre de Sacy in Bastille for promoting the Protestant doctrine of Grace and the written Word of God. While in prison, he compiled this famous History of the Bible. Translating the Bible into selected Biblical passages in the form of a paraphrased text and commentary.
Originally published in 1669 in the French language in Paris, and later presented in English as we see in this fine 1712 edition. This Biblical Paraphrase was one of the earliest examples of an illustrated condensed Bible containing two hundred and sixty historical sculptures or Biblical woodcut illustrations and five double page Biblical maps.