1640 · Lugduni Batavorum
Editio nova, additis annotationibus, in quibus testimonia": Early edition of Grotius's defense of Christianity. The first Protestant textbook of apologetics, this work was first published in Dutch verse in 1622 and then in a revised Latin prose rendition in 1627.
This ed. not in Brunet. Contemporary vellum, spine with early inked title; vellum showing minor spots of discoloration and spine with call number. Front pastedown and bottom page edges with institutional rubber-stamp; back pastedown with stamp of a 19th-century Dutch bookseller; front fly-leaf with early inked annotation. First dedication leaf with inked numeral in lower margin; some instances of early inked underlining and marginalia, confined to early part of volume. First few leaves with light waterstaining to outer portions. First part skips pp. 1/2 (between preface and first text page), with this collation matching that reported online. (Inventory #: 19564)