A CHRISTIAN DICTIONARY. Opening the significations of the chiefe Words dispersed generally through Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, tending to increase Christian knowledge. ... The Second Edition, Augmented by Addition of divers thousands of Words, Phrases, and Significations, and by explication of Leuiticall rites: Also, of most difficult and ambiguous speeches, with farre more profitable Annotations then before.

London: Printed by William Iaggard, dwelling in Barbican. 1616. 2nd edition (Lowndes 2946; STC 25787). [22], 872 pp. Head- & tailpieces. Decorative capital initials. 4to, in 8s. 8-3/4" x 6-3/4". Modern full calf binding, cambridge-style. Maroon leather title label to spine. New eps. Binding - Fine. Text - VG (t.p. floated, with some edge restoration). Item #26854

Wilson a well-known divine of the 16th & early 17th C. He authored many theological works, though this monumental effort of his, which initially appeared in 1612, "was the first attempt in English towards a dictionary of the Bible." [per Lowndes]. Further, the DNB notes, "It's usefulness was soon recognized, and it ran through many editions."

Despite it's popularity centuries ago, the title now somewhat scarce - APBC shows the last copy at auction was 1990, a 5th edition from 1648, & OCLC records but 4 holdings of this early 1616 edition.

Price: $1,250.00

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