** Very Rare ** John Calvin The Sermons 1577


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Author: John Calvin         Title: The Sermons of John Calvin Upon The Epistle of St Paul too The Ephesians Publication:  Inprinted at London by Lucas Harison and George Byshop 1577……………………………….. (See Pictures) Condition Of Book: This is a Very Good Copy of this book beautifully bound and sits handsomely on the bookshelf.Bound in half brown calf over marbled boards with five raised bands to spine and with gilt lettering to 2nd 3rd and 6th compartments to spine.Clean plain cream new endpapers inserted by binder and ‘Calvin’ mispelt as ‘Caluin’ to spine.Series of 48 sermons by Calvin in six chapers.The engraved title page appears to be a photocopied one dated 1577,rest of text in original order.Some silverfish insect damage is noted to some 20 early pages of text.Binding is firm with NO loose leaves etc.page edges are darkened and age toned.At the Cathedral Church of St Peter in Geneva John Calvin Preached some 48 sermons on the six chapters of this epistle in 1558 and 1559.His printed sermons were highly regarded and proved very popular all over Europe.They were also published on a large scale here in England.This edition was translated from the French by Arthur Golding and then first published in English in 1577.In late 1558, Calvin became ill with a fever. Since he was afraid that he might die before completing the final revision of the Institutes that he was working on he forced himself to work. The final edition was greatly expanded to the extent that Calvin referred to it as a new work. The expansion from the 21 chapters of the previous edition to 80 was due to the extended treatment of existing material rather than the addition of new topics.Shortly after he recovered from his illness he strained his voice while preaching, which brought on a violent fit of coughing,sp that he burst a blood-vessel in his lungs and his health steadily declined after that episode.He preached his final sermon in St. Pierre on 6th February 1564.Calvin died on 27 May 1564 aged just 54. At first his body lay in state, but since so many people came to see it, the reformers were afraid that they would be accused of fostering a new saint’s cult. On the following day, he was buried in an unmarked grave in the Cimetière des Rois a restful place in Geneva,8vo 348pp [1577]  UK Postage: £7.50 Royal Mail 24 Tracked and Signed 1-2 Working Days Air-Mail Tracked and Signed Europe £19.95Air-Mail Tracked and Signed Rest of World £24.95Air-Mail Tracked and Signed  Zone 3  USA £24.95

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