Antique books bring ancient knowledge to life, Nov. 29

On Tuesday, November 29, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer a sale titled 15th-19th Century Antique Books Collection, featuring more than 850 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Unsurprisingly, the sale lineup is loaded with books that have religious themes, such as Bibles, books of sermons and books of common prayer, and even a 13-volume work on canon law. Also of note in this category is a 1577 Biblical commentary on Paul’s epistles to the Corinthians by John Calvin, founder of the Calvinist sect of Christianity, translated into English by Thomas Tymme; a 1661 German-language compendium of the writings of Martin Luther, whose famous protests gave rise to the Protestant religion; and a 1687 history of the first three hundred years of the Christian church.

1696 first edition of Johann Zahn’s mathematics and natural history compendium, estimated at $4,000-$5,000

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