Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Vita et opera ad annum MDCCXI. Amici ejus opusculum, philosophicis Clerici operibus subjiciendum. Jean Le Clerc, Joannes Georgius Graevius, Ezechiel Spanheim.
Vita et opera ad annum MDCCXI. Amici ejus opusculum, philosophicis Clerici operibus subjiciendum
Vita et opera ad annum MDCCXI. Amici ejus opusculum, philosophicis Clerici operibus subjiciendum

Vita et opera ad annum MDCCXI. Amici ejus opusculum, philosophicis Clerici operibus subjiciendum

Amsterdam: Jean Louis de Lorme, 1711. First edition. Two parts, duodecimo. A-L12 (= 132 leaves). 264pp. Engraved frontisportrait, title in red and black with engraved vignette; second part with half title. Contemporary polished calf, double-ruled in gilt, gilt-tooled spine with raised bands and morocco lettering piece; marbled endleaves; silk ribbon marker. Light rubbing at joints and extremities, text lightly toned, occasional mild foxing. A very good, clean copy, handsomely bound, with a finely executed portrait of the author.

First edition of Jean le Clerc's (1657-1736) autobiography. The theologian, critic, biblical scholar, and celebrated man of letters parted with Calvin over his theological interpretations, left Geneva, and settled in the Netherlands. Le Clerc was an outstanding promoter of historico-critical methods of biblical exegesis, and was a primary conduit of scholarly communication between England and the Netherlands, especially through his various journalistic endeavors. With a selection of letters by Joannes Georgius Graevius (6) and Ezechiel Spanheim (5), followed by a bibliography of le Clerc's opera. An English version appeared at London in 1712. Brunet 30867. Item #49061

Price: $450.00