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    "... the first systematic statement of a Reformed Church" (PMM)

    [John] Calvin. The Institution of Christian Religion. London: Richard Harrison, 1562. Second English edition with Thomas Norton's translation from the original Latin. Folio. Approximately 10.75 x 7.25 inches. [10], 502, [25] fols. Title-page in facsimile. Bound in contemporary mottled calf, paneled in blind. Rebacked to style in modern brown calf, burgundy gilt morocco lettering label, new endleaves. Some wear to binding, text toned and soiled, first two leaves with repair and restoration, some early leaves with damage and/or repair near gutters, fol. 485 with a tape repair near the margin. Ink notations throughout. A very good copy of this book.

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    "Calvin's 'Institution of the Christian Religion' was the first systematic statement of a Reformed Church. It is the most important doctrinal work of the Reformation as a whole and provided a comprehensive theological system rivaling those of the Middle Ages". (Printing and the Mind of Man 65, the 1536 original edition in Latin). STC 4416.

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