Herbornae Nassoviorum (Herborn, Germany): NP, 1646. Hardcover. Folio (15 x 9"). , 562 (ie 462), , 591, pp (Vol. 1); 440, 514pp (vol. 2). Contemporary blind-stamped vellum, with handwritten title to spines. Engraved main title in volume 1 by Sebastian Furck. Each volume has its separate title page. Vols. 1-2 dated 1643; v. 3, 1644; v. 4, 1645. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials.
Johannes Piscator's commentaries on the entire Old Testament were originally published between 1612 and 1618. With the text of the Old Testament in the translations of Johannes Immanuel Tremellius and Franciscus Junius (published in 1579), and of Piscator.
The first two volumes contained in the first book:
- Vol. 1: Genesis-Deuteronomium
- Vol. 2: Liber Josuae-Liber Estherae
The last two volumes contained in the second book:
- Vol. 3: Liber Jobi-Canticum canticorum
- Vol. 4: Esaias-Malachias
Complete four volumes bound in two.
First volume with some abrasion to vellum at upper margin of binding. Both bindings partly soiled / darkened. Previous owner's inscription on inside of each front cover. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of each front cover, stamp with reference number on main title (Vol. 1), and title page of third part (Vol. 2). Moderate and sporadic foxing and offsetting throughout. Text in Latin. Bindings in overall fair (Vol. 1) to good (Vol. 2), interior in good to very good condition. f to vg. Item #43168
About the author: Johannes Piscator (1546-1625) was a German Reformed theologian, known as a Bible translator and textbook writer. His significance for theology was his opposition to the doctrine of the active obedience of Christ. "Whoever denies that Christ was subject to the law, denies that he was man." If the imputation of the active obedience were sufficient man would be free from obedience as well as from the curse. From being an advocate of supralapsarianism in the most extreme form, as in his controversy with Conrad Vorstius, Piscator became a pronounced Arminian. (From Wikipedia).