The Historic Library & Rare Book Collection at Sherborne School includes a section of books relating to the study of theology and ecclesiastical history.

The following list is arranged in this order:
Bibles
Books of Common Prayer
Psalms
Breviaries
Homilies
Sermons
Religious texts
Theological works and ecclesiastical histories.

BIBLES – arranged chronologically by the date of publication:
Tyndale’s Bible.
New Testament and Epistle of the Old Testament (in English).
Translated by William Tyndale (-1536).
Lacks title page.
[Engraver’s monogram to a different edition of the book in 1536]
[First English edition.  Reprint of Tyndale’s own revised edition made and published at Antwerp in 1534.  Title page missing, and all ‘Old Testament Epistles’, except first page]
Inscriptions:
‘John Prowde his book’.
‘I rede our Lord god boeth nyethe and day fwer & e no woethe ynerueste nor pleser whose I duthe the crypture sayth say so the plage from hys house shall never go.’
Bookplate: Sir William Nigel Gresley clerk [9th Baronet of Drakelow (1806–1847) of Netherseale Hall, Derbyshire].
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Charles Herbert Hodgson (1857-1922), 1919. [Assistant master at Sherborne School 1881-1920, Director of School Music, 1892-1920, Housemaster of Abbeylands 1893-1900], 1919]

New Testament (Greek).
Novum IESU Christi Testamentum.
Robert Stephen, Paris, 1550.
Inscribed: ‘John Hyde, Fort William, Bengal, 22 October 1774’.
Bought at Mr Hyde’s auction [possibly in Bengal/Calcutta following Hyde’s death in 1796] and given to J. Farquhar by J. Fleming
[John Hyde (c.1737-1796) was a Puisne Judge on the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal (Calcutta) from 1774 until his death in 1796.  His youngest daughter Caroline Francis married Robert Walpole.  John Farquhar (1751-1826) was selected by Lord Cornwallis, governor-general of Bengal, to conduct researches into gunpowder manufacture and he ultimately became sole contractor to the government.  He amassed a fortune and in 1814 returned to England.  In 1822, Farquhar purchased Fonthill Abbey from William Beckford (1760-1844) for £330,000 and he occasionally lived there until the fall of the tower in December 1825, shortly after which he sold the estate.  Besides having a special knowledge of chemistry Farquhar was an accomplished classical scholar.  His religious beliefs were modified by his strong admiration of the moral system of the Brahmans]

The Bishop’s Bible.
The Bible: The Bishops’ Version.
Richard Jugge, London, 1568 (1st ed.).
[Lacks title page, prelims. Very imperfect copy]
Folio.
[First edition of the so-called ‘Bishop’s Bible’ version, Matthew Parker’s revision of the Great Bible version. ‘In typography and illustration this is perhaps the most sumptuous in the long series of folio English Bibles’ (Herbert)]
Inscribed: ‘by A.B. Parker-Strype’.
Annotated.

Biblia Sacra Hebraice, Chaldaice, Gracece et Latine.
Benedict Arias Montanus (ed.).
Christopher Plantin, Antwerp, 1569-72.
8 volumes – 5 volumes text, 3 volumes apparatus.
Folio.
[The Plantin Polyglot, also called the Antwerp Polyglot, the Biblia Regia, the King’s Bible, and the King of Spain’s Bible, is a polyglot Bible, printed under the title Biblia Polyglotta by Christopher Plantin in Antwerp (now Belgium) between 1568 and 1573]
Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687 for £14.0.0.

The Bishop’s Bible.
The Holie Bible.
Matthew Parker’s Bible – the reprint of the Bishops’ Bible of 1568.
Lacks title.
Richard Jugge, London, 1572 (2nd ed.)
Folio.
Inscribed: ‘John’ KA.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by John Keelinge Bateman (1872-1961) [attended Sherborne School (School House) 1886-1890], February 1943.

The Hebrew Bible.
Biblia Hebraica.
Christopher Plantin, Antwerp, 1584.
Folio. 2 tom in 1 volUME.
Inscribed: ‘Ex dono Richard Goodridge’ [Richard Goodridge (1611-?), son of Richard Goodridge, Culham, Devon. Attended Sherborne School c.1620. Subsequently Wadham College, Oxford, and Rector of Combe Hay, Bath]
Annotated.

The Geneva or ‘Breeches’ Bible.
The Bible translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages.
Printed by Christopher Barker, London, 1586.
Includes the Whole book of Psalms collected in the English meetre by T. Sternhold, J. Hopkins, 1584.
Bound in at rear – (a) Two concordances collected by RFH; (b) Psalms – Sternhold, London, 1584.
Inscriptions:
Handwritten note at foot of page 435: ‘The Kinge came through the Nampwich [Nantwich] August the 19th 1651’ [Route King Charles II took in his march from Carlisle to Worcester].
‘Jane Pam Barter her book, September ye 20 1697.’
‘Tom Wright’ & ‘Tho. Wright’.
‘Rev G. Cunlifffe, 1829.’
Donated to Sherborne School Library by John Keelinge Bateman (1872-1961) [attended Sherborne School (School House) 1886-1890], February 1943.

Testamenti Veteris Biblia Sacra… accesserunt Libri qui dicuntur Apocryphi.
Apocrypha & New Testament, 1592.
London, 1593.
Folio.

Novum Testamentum Graecum : cum vulgata interpretatione Latina Graeci contextus lineis inserta.
Petrus de la Rouiere, [Geneva], 1619.
With Biblia Hebraica. Eorundem Latina interpretatio Xantis Pagnini … Benedicti Ariae Montani … & quorundam aliorum collato studio, ad Hebraicam dictionem … expensa. (Nouum Testamentum Graecum, cum vulgata interpretatione Latina Graeci contextus lineis inserta. – Index rerum et sententiarum. – Romanae correctionis in Latinis Bibliis … loca insigniora obseruata … / à Francisco Luca.).
Petrus de la Rouiere, [Geneva], 1619.

New Testament (Syriac).
Novum Testamentum Syriace cum Versione Latina.
Martin Trost (ed.)
Cothenis Anhaltinorum, 1621.
4to.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Richard Goodridge & signed by him on the title page. [Richard Goodridge (1611-?), son of Richard Goodridge, Culham, Devon. Attended Sherborne School c.1620. Subsequently Wadham College, Oxford, and Rector of Combe Hay, Bath]. The volume was acquired by Sherborne School before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue).

The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New, newly translated out of the original tongues.
Bonham Norton & John Brill, London, 1628.
4to.
Inscriptions: ‘Wm and Mary Steevens was married the 10 of October 1775’; ‘Ann Steevens was born the 17 May 1779’; ‘Lot Steevens born 6 February 1780’; ‘Mary Steevens born 10 May 1781’; ‘Wm Steevens born 1 August 1783’; ‘John Steevens born 1 February 1786’; ‘In Drang the Houses was burnt February 17th abought 9 oclock at Night 1817’; ‘Hindon election was June 17th in the year of Our Lord 1818’; ‘Uncle died January 29th 1831. Elias Stevens at London Clapham and was buried on Wednesday 2nd February aged 72 years 1831’; ‘Mary Wyer departed this life January 7th 1845.’

The Holy Bible, the Book of Common Prayer and the Whole Book of Psalms.
Bound together in one volume:

  • The Booke of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacraments (lacks the title page and early leaves up to part of the calendar).
  • The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New, newly translated out of the originall tongues. Appointed to be read in Churches. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker and John Bill, 1630.
  • The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Newly translated out of the orignall Greek. Appointed to be read in Churches. Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and John Bill, 1630.
  • The Whole Booke of Psalmes. Collected into English meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others, conferred with the Hebrew, with apt Notes to sing them withall. London, printed for the Company of Stationers, 1629.

4to.
Inscriptions: ‘day March ye 11 in the year [missing]’; ‘may I M:N Line According to th [?] & all my acssions be [?]’; ‘Julian Stickland/Elianor’; ‘Lewis Normans Beth [missing] in March ye 11 in the year [missing]’; ‘May Normans Bk’.
Stitched into the binding is a handwritten recipe for an electuary: [at least one line is missing at the start of the document. The first part of the following line is also missing] ‘… of—gs tak a quortarn  of poune of dobel refind shogar & Quartorn of honi 2 peniwoth of Lukatary bolsom 2 peniwoth of pouddar of elicompane 1 peniwoth of flour of brimston a Quortar of a pint of oul thak all this and bet them all together in a mortar to a Lektory. For a consomtiom to be taken to or 2 tims a day drink every morning 1 glass of whit wian in on morning 1 glas of Sak the other morning weth the yolk of a nag and flour of brimston the [other?]’.

The Bible (German).
Biblia, das ist: die ganze Heilige Schrift: Alten und Neuen Testaments Verdeutscht von Doctor Martin Luther.
Martin Luther.
Published by Stern, Lüneburg, 1653.
Rebound in England, and bearing the title ‘Dutch Bible’ on the back.
[Luther’s version was used by the compilers of the English Authorised Version].
First Editions: New Testament, 1522.
Old Testament (published in parts), 1523-1532.
Apocrypha, 1534.

Septuagint (LXX) (a Greek translation of the Old Testament).
Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex Versione LXX Interpretum.
Roger Daniel under the sign of the Bells, London, 1653.
Sm.4to – title missing.
Bound at the back – In Sacra Biblia… scholia, Daniel, 1653.
Inscribed: ‘John Gooden’.

New Testament.
Quatuor D.N. Jesu Christi Euangeliorum Versiones perantiquae duae, Gothica scilicet et Anglo-Saxonica.
Ed. Franciscus Junius et Thos. Marescahllus, Dordrechti, 1665.
Typ. Junianis, exc. H&J Essoiei.
4to.

New Testament (Turkish).
Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Novum Turcice redditum.
William Seaman, Oxford, 1666.
Exc. H. Hale.
Sm.4to.

New Testament (French).
Le Nouveau Testament.
Published by Antoine Cellier, Charenton, 1669.
Bound in Marot & de Bize – Pseaumes – mis en [rime] Francaise, Charenton, Cellier, 1668.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Armine Wodehouse Fox, 1921 [Assistant master at Sherborne School 1915-1932].
Annotated.

The Holy Bible, the Book of Common Prayer and the Whole Book of Psalms.
Bound together in one volume:

  • Book of Common Prayer [lacks title]. Oxford, 1683.
  • The Holy Bible. Printed at the Theatre, Oxford, and sold by Thomas Guy, 1683.
  • The Whole Book of Psalms. Sternhold, Oxford, 1685.

Inscriptions: ‘Mary Phillip her book’; ‘Mary daughter of John Harris and Martha his wife was baptised 28 February 1710’.

Old Testament (Irish).
The Books of the Old Testament translated into Irish by the care and diligence of Dr William Bedell.
London, 1685.
4to.
[This is one of only 500 copies of William Bedel’s first Irish translation of the Old Testament published in 1685.  The edition was paid for by Robert Boyle (1627-1691), and it is believed that he may have given the book himself to the School library.  Boyle may have also given the School copies of the Old and New Testaments in the Red Indian Language, which the School has since sold]

The Holy Bible.
The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and The New: newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his Majesties Special Command.  Appointed to be read in Churches.
Oxford, 1688.
Printed at the Theater, and sold by Thomas Guy, at the Oxford Arms in Lombard Street near Popes Head Alley, London, 1688.
Folio.
Inscriptions:‘William Hunt’; ‘Given by Susanna Hunt to her grandson William Hunt, 1784’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Thomas Richard Hearn (1929-2007), 1944. [Attended Sherborne School (School House) 1944-1948]

Novum Testamentum cum Lectionibus variantibus studio et labore.
John Mill, Oxford, 1707.
Folio.

Septuagint (LXX) (Greek translation of the Old Testament).
Septuaginta Graeca.
Lambert Bos (ed.), [published by Franciscus Halma, Franeker, Holland, 1709].
[lacks title]

The Holy Bible, the Book of Common Prayer and the Whole Book of Psalms.
Bound together in one volume:

  • The Book of Common Prayer. Printed by John Baskett, Oxford, 1733. (Portrait of George II facing title)
  • The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, newly translated. Printed by John Baskett, Oxford, 1733.
  • The Whole Book of Psalms (Sternhold, Hopkins). Printed by A. Wilde for the Company of Stationers,

London 1733.
4to.
Embossed on front and back cover ‘Susannah Coward, 1733’.
Includes details of births and death of members of the Diggle family at Wimborne, 1790-1799.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Charles Herbert Hodgson (1857-1922), 1920. [Assistant master at Sherborne School 1881-1920, Director of School Music, 1892-1920, Housemaster of Abbeylands 1893-1900]

The Baskett Bible.
The Holy Bible, containing the old and new testaments, with the Book of Common Prayer.
Printed by Thomas Baskett, Oxford, 1752.
Given to Henry Hart by his father.  At the back of the volume are birth dates for members of the Hart family.

The Holy Bible.
London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1877.
[Copy owned by Henry Robinson King (1855-1935). Assistant master at Sherborne School 1883-1925, Housemaster of Abbeylands 1900 to 1919, Honorary School Chaplain 1925-1934. Includes notes and annotation made by H.R. King. With handmade black cotton cover. Found in Sherborne School chapel in September 2017]

The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments.
The Holy Bible… being the version set forth AD 1611 compared with the most ancient authorities and revised…
(4 volumes: Old Testament volumes only) [lacks volume 5].
Oxford, 1885.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by the Rev. F.J.A. Hort, D.D., Cambridge 1885. [Father of Francis Fitzgerald Hort (1866-1942), attended Sherborne School (School House) 1881-1887. Edward Collett Hort (1869-1922), attended Sherborne School School House) 1882-1888]

The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues.
Being the version set forth A.D. 1611 compared with the most ancient authorities and revised.
Oxford, OUP, 1900.
School prize book awarded by F.B. Westcott to W.B. Foley, 1907. [Walter Barham Foley attended Sherborne School (School House) 1903-1907]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Mrs M. Foley from the library of W.B. Foley, OBE, FRCS, 1889-1979, March 1980.

New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Being the authorised version set forth in 1611 arranged in parallel columns with the revised version of 1881, and with the Greek test followed in the Revised Version.
1909.
Prize book awarded to R.B.W. Vinter in 1911.
Bequeathed to Sherborne School Library by R.B.W. Vinter, 1916. [Robert Bagster Wilson Vinter (1896-1916), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1909-1914]

New Testament (Syriac).
Novum Testamentum Syriace.
[No title page]

Old Testament.
Hosee cum thargum, id est Chaldaica paraphrasi Jonathan et commentariis R. Selome, Iarhe, R. Abraham Aben Ezra et R. D. Kimhi varii lectionibus ex multorum exemplarum diligenti collatione in margini ascriptis.
n.d.
8 vo.
Inscribed: ‘Richard Goodridge’ [Richard Goodridge (1611-?), son of Richard Goodridge, Culham, Devon. Attended Sherborne School c.1620. Subsequently Wadham College, Oxford, and Rector of Combe Hay, Bath]

BOOKS OF COMMON PRAYER – arranged chronologically by the date of publication:
Book of Common Prayer (Greek).
Biblos tes demosias euches kai teleseos musterion …
Published by John Field, Cambridge, 1665.
12mo.
Inscribed: ‘George’.

Book of Common Prayer (Latin).
Liturgia, seu Liber precum communium… ixuta usum Ecclesiae Anglicanae.
[translated by John Durel]
Printed by E. Jones for A. Swall & T. Childe, published by James Knapton at the sign of the Crown in St Paul’s graveyard, London, 1696
12 mo.

The Book of Common Prayer.
J. Baskett, London, 1739.
Inscriptions: William Vincent his Common Prayer Book 1770’; ‘James Vincent his Book April 4 1774’; ‘James Vincent’s book 1778’; ‘William Vincent his book May 21st 1779’; ‘Julia Cooper book Yetminster 1924’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library in 1929.

The Book of Common Prayer.
Printed by John Archdeacon, printer to the University; and sold by John, Francis, & Charles Rivington, Benjamin White, and Charles Dilly, in London; and J. & J. Merrill, Cambridge, 1788.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by T.R. Hearn, 1944. [Thomas Richard Hearn (1929-2007) attended Sherborne School (School House) 1944-1948]

The Book of Common Prayer.
Oxford, 1796.
Bound in Psalms, Sternhold, Oxford, 1797.
W. Jackson & A. Hamilton.
Inscribed: ‘James Ridout, April 1801’. [Possibly J. Ridout of Sherborne, father of James Ridout who attended Sherborne School c. 1805]

The Book of Common Prayer.
The Book of Common Prayer with the additions and deviations proposed in 1928.
Cambridge University Press, n.d.
Bound in red leather with the Sherborne School crest stamped in gold on the front cover and ‘PRAYER BOOK 1928’ on the spine.
Inscribed: ‘In Memoriam W.J. Bensly, Boy & Master 1888-1943’. [William James Bensly (1874-1943) attended Sherborne School (School House) 1888-1893, and returned as an assistant master 1905-1913, 1919-1934. He was ordained a priest in 1903, and worked as a missionary and Lecturer at Cawnpore College (SPG Brotherhood), 1913-1915]

PSALMS – arranged chronologically by the date of publication:
Psalms.
Psalmorum Liber Prophetae David, Hebraice, Graece, et Latine… per Petrum Artopoeum emendates et explicates.
Henrichum Petrum, Basil, 1545.
12 mo.
Inscribed: ‘G. Baxter’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by T. Charles Batten, 1902.

The Whole Book of Psalmes collected into English Meeter, etc.
Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins.
Thomas and John Buck, Cambridge, 1629.
Folio.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by W.J. Bensly, 1928. [William James Bensly (1874-1943) attended Sherborne School (School House) 1888-1893, and returned as an assistant master 1905-1913, 1919-1934. He was ordained a priest in 1903, and worked as a missionary and Lecturer at Cawnpore College (SPG Brotherhood), 1913-1915]

BYTHNER, Victorinus.
Psalms.
Lyra prophetica Davidis regis: sive analysis critico-practica Psalmorum …
J. Flesher, London, 1653.
4to.

BYTHNER, Victorinus.
Psalms.
Lyra prophetica Davidis regis: sive analysis critico-practica Psalmorum … addita est Brevis institutio lingua Hebraeae & Chaldaeae.
Ex typographeo Offizin Bodmer, Tiguri, 1670.
[?Acquired before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue). Donated to Sherborne School Library by Richard Goodridge [Richard Goodridge (1611-?), son of Richard Goodridge, Culham, Devon. Attended Sherborne School c.1620. Subsequently Wadham College, Oxford, and Rector of Combe Hay, Bath]

WATTS, Isaac (1674-1748)
The Psalms of David, imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship.
London, C. Dilly, F. & C. Rivington, G. Wilkie, T.N. Longman, J. Mathews, J. Walker, J. Scatcherd, Vernor & Hood, & C. Law, 1798.
Bound in with:
WATTS, Isaac (1674-1748)
Hymns and Spiritual Songs.
London, C. Dilly, J. Johnson, W.J. & J. Richardson, F. & C. Rivington, J. Mathews, J. Walker, G. Wilkie, J. Scatcherd, T.N. Longman, O. Rees, C. Law, & T. Wiche, 1799.

BREVARIES:
Breviary.
Breviarium romanum, ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum…
Christophe Plantin, Antwerp, 1569.
12 mo.
[Appears to be the Antwerp printing of the first edition of the reformed Breviary]
Inscribed: ‘P.L. Bohmer’.
Annotated.
Bound with music score.

HOMILIES:
Homilies.
Certain Sermons or Homilies appointed to be read in Churches in the time of Queen Elizabeth, and now thought fit to be reprinted.
London, 1683.
Folio.
[First published in 1571, the titles of these ‘approved’ homilies are listed in Art.35 of the 39 Articles. This copy was originally brought for use in Rimpton Church on 14 October 1684, for 8s. 6d. by James Wikings, rector, William Vigars, Samuel Jacob, churchwardens]

SERMONS – arranged chronologically by the date of publication:
HARTE, William Marshall.
Practical Sermons.
London, 1839.
Printed for J.G.F. & J. Rivington.
Inscribed by the author, William Marshall Harte, to his daughter, Harriet, London, 7 June 1840.

SMITH, Nowell Charles (1871-1961)
Members One of Another: Sermons Preached in Sherborne School Chapel.
London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1913.
Inscribed: ‘D.B. Eperson. Appointed by Nowell Smith as a mathematics master at Sherborne School, 1927’. [Donald Birkby Eperson (1904-2001), Mathematics Master and School Chaplain, Sherborne School, 1927-1938]

RELIGIOUS TEXTS – arranged chronologically by the date of publication:
AQUINAS, St Thomas (1225-1274)
Opus aureum super quatuor evangelia.
Venice, 1493.
Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 4 June 1493.
Folio.
Formerly part of the library of Richard Ames, 30 November 1685.
Annotations.
End papers from an earlier volume.
[The earliest printed book in the library, and its only item of incunabula. Provenance unknown, but seemingly a 20th century acquisition]

AQUINAS, St Thomas (1225-1274)
Summa Theologia.
Bartholomaeus Petrus (ed.)
Douai, 1614.
Folio.
Donated to Sherborne School by George Gerard (c.1645-1721), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1695-1720. Presumably donated at the time of his appointment. Acquired before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue).

BERNARD of CLAIRVAUX, Saint (d.1130)
Opera. Sancti Bernardi Abbatis Primi Clarae-Valliensis Opera.
Venice, 1726-27.
[Closely associated with the Sherborne-trained St. Stephen Harding, St. Bernard is best known as the man responsible for the development of the Cistercian order. But his work in many other fields, political as well as theological, make him a highly significant figure in 12th century Europe (sometimes known as ‘the conscience of Europe’). These volumes contain all his writings; the third comprises those which are only attributed (probably spuriously) to him]
B5/21: inscribed ‘Shaw Benson’?
Donated to Sherborne School Library in 1930.

IGNATIUS, Saint
Epistolae genuinae. Ad haec, S. Barnabas Epistola
I.Vossius (ed.)
London, 1680 (2nd ed.)
Sm.4to.
[The original Greek text, with Latin translation. The letters of St. Ignatius (who was almost certainly martyred in the Rome amphitheatre) were written, probably c.110-120AD. They reflect several of the ideals of this period of the Church’s history, with special emphasis on the crucial importance of history, with special emphasis on the crucial importance of authority within the Church, and on the glory of martyrdom. The ‘Epistle of Barnabas’ was not, in fact, written by the saint. Probably written before the end of the first century AD, it does, however, stand as the earliest of the works of the ‘Apostolic Fathers’, and, in early times, it held quasi-canonical status]
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 5s.0d.

LUTHER, Martin (1483-1546)
Opera omnia
Jena, 1556-1570
4 volumes.
Contains the entire corpus of Luther’s writings, arranged chronologically.
Volume 1 (Jena, Excudebat Christianus Rhodius, 1556).
Bookplate: The Hon. Sidney Meade [(1839-1917), rector of Wylye in Wiltshire and a Canon of Salisbury].
Inscribed: ‘E. Denison, August 1 1829 – ex libris amicissimi Car: Lloyd Episcopi Oxonicusis dignissimi’ [Edward Denison (1801-1854), Bishop of Salisbury 1837-1854. Charles Lloyd (1784-1829), Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, and Bishop of Oxford 1827-1829. As Regius Professor, Lloyd revived theological studies in the university. He supplemented his statutory public lectures with private classes attended by graduates, who included Richard Hurrell Froude, John Henry Newman, Frederick Oakeley, and Edward Bouverie Pusey (it was on Lloyd’s suggestion that Pusey went to Germany to study its theology). These are figures who became prominent in what was known as the Oxford Movement, which did so much to revitalise the worship and witness of the Church. Lloyd is noted for an 1827 pocket edition of the Greek New Testament incorporating the Eusebian canons. Lloyd’s studies of the ancient roots and historical development of the Anglican liturgy and dogma influenced a generation of Oxford theologians]
Volume 2 (D. Ritzenhayn & T. Rebart, 1566). Bookplate: Edward Denison. [Edward Denison (1801-1854), Bishop of Salisbury 1837-1854]
Volume 3 (1567). Bookplate: Edward Denison. [Edward Denison (1801-1854), Bishop of Salisbury 1837-1854]
Volume 4 (C. Rhodius, 1570). Bookplate: Edward Denison. [Edward Denison (1801-1854), Bishop of Salisbury 1837-1854]
All four volumes were donated to Sherborne School Library by [?C.L.S/C.W.S.] Sanctuary, September 1920.

THEOLOGICAL WORKS & ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORIES – A-Z by surname:
ALLESTREE, Richard (1619-1681)
The Whole Duty of Man, laid down in a plain and familiar way for the use of all.
London, 1704.
[This work is divided into 17 chapters, intending that each should be read, on successive Sundays, three times a year. Deals with Christian observances and with the Christian approach to many aspects of society. Despite its exacting moral standards, it recognises the practical problems of living in the world as it is. First published in 1658, the authorship has been disputed; possibly by Henry Hammond (1605-1660), but most probably by Richard Allestree, Professor of Divinity at Oxford, who had continued the private use of Church of England service forms during the Commonwealth. The book ends with a wide variety of prayers for private use.
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1807 (the earliest catalogue listing).

BARROW, Isaac (1630-1677)
The Works of the learned Isaac Barrow.
London, 1683-6 (1st ed.)
3 volumes: vol. 1,2 (London, 1683), vol. 3 (1686)
Volume 1, London, 1683. Donated to Sherborne School Library by Charles Scott (School Custos 1870-1910), through his son Arthur Scott, October 1917.
Volumes 2,3, London 1686. Donated to Sherborne School Library by Rev. Edward John Nelson (1867-1940), 1943. [Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1880-1886]. A fern is pressed in page 467.

BARROW, Isaac (1630-1677)
The Works of the learned Isaac Barrow.
London, 1683-6 (1st ed.)
Published by Rev. Dr. Tillotson.
3 volumes: vol. 1,2 (London, 1683), vol. 3 (1686)
[One of the great English divines, Barrow, though only 47 when he died, was one of the intellectual giants of the period. As a mathematician, he was regarded as second only to Newton, in whose favour he stepped down from the Professorship at Cambridge. He succeeded Pearson as Master of Trinity. Renowned as a controversialist, and as a preacher, his writings, severe in style, was measured and full of learning. Despite their length, many saw his sermons as models; both the elder and the younger Pitt studied them deeply as a means of developing their oratorical skills. Three volumes contain, besides a large number of sermons on various questions, Barrow’s writings on the Lord’s Prayer and on the Creed, and his treatise on Papal Supremacy. The second set has bound in, his Opuscula (in their Latin text)]
Volume 1, donated to Sherborne School Library by Charles Scott (School Custos 1870-1910), 1917.
Volume 2 & 3, donated to Sherborne School Library by Rev. Edward John Nelson (1867-1940), 1943. [Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1880-1886].

BARSANTI, Pietro Vincenzo
Della storia del padre Girolamo Savonarola da Ferrara domenicano della congregazione di S. Marco di Firenze, libri Quattro.
Livorno, 1782.
Inscribed: ‘A. Geraldine Jones, Christmas 1923’.

BAXTER, Richard (1615-1691)
A Call to the Unconverted.
Lacks title page.
Preface dated 1657.
[Probably London, 1669]
[One of the greatest Puritans, Baxter aimed at moderation. He was an influential figure. This is a typical sermon of the period, vigorously apostrophising ‘unbelievers’]

BOSSUET, Jacques Bénigne (1627-1704)
Defensio Declarationis Conventus Cleri Gallicani, An. 1682 de Ecclesiastica Potestate Antone…
2 volumes.
Amsterdam, 1745.
[A defence of the four ‘Gallican Articles’ which Bossuet had drawn up for the Synod of 1682. Despite Bossuet’s magnificent appeal for compromise at the time, the Pope had rejected the Declaration, and Bossuet wrote this defence, with a discussion of the nature of ecclesiastical authority. Only published posthumously. Latin text]
Bookplate: ‘John Jackson D.D., Bishop of Lincoln’. [John Jackson (1811-1885), Bishop of Lincoln 1853-1869]

BOSSUET, Jacques Bénigne (1627-1704)
Défense de la Declaration de l’Assemblée du clergé de France de 1682 : Touchant la puissance ecclesiastique. Tome premier[-troisiéme] / par Messire Bénigne Bossuet … . ; Traduite en françoise, avec des notes..
Published Aux dépens de la Compagnie, Amsterdam, 1745.
3 volumes.
Folio.
Bound in volume 3: Justification des Réflexions sur le Nouveau Testament.
Bookplate: ‘John Jackson D.D., Bishop of Lincoln’. [John Jackson (1811-1885), Bishop of Lincoln 1853-1869]

BOSSUET, Jacques Bénigne (1627-1704)
Oeuvres de Messire Jacques-Benigne Bossuet, Évêque de Meaux, Conseiller du Roy en ses Conseils, & Ordinaire en son Conseil d’Etat, Précepteur de Monseigneur le Dauphin, &c. Tome quatriéme.
Published by Jean-Baptiste Coignard, Imprimur du Roi, and Antoine Boudet, Libraire-Imprimeur, rue S. Jacques, Paris, 1747-1749.
12 volumes.
[This set contains every element of Bossuet’s very considerable output on many topics. Its importance is too wide-ranging to permit adequate summary. There is a comprehensive index at the end of Vol. XII of the ‘Oeuvres’. Text in French (with a few brief items in Latin)]
Bookplate: ‘John Jackson DD, Bishop of Lincoln’. [John Jackson (1811-1885), Bishop of Lincoln 1853-1869]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by the Rev. E.M. Young, by whom this copy was purchased from the library of John Jackson D.D. [Edward Mallet Young (1839-1900), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1878-1892]

BOSSUET, Jacques Bénigne (1627-1704)
Oeuvres posthumes de messire Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, … : Pour servir de supplément aux dix-sept volumes de ses ouvrages, ci-devant publiés in-4⁰.
Published Aux dépens de la Compagnie, Amsterdam, 1753.
3 volumes.
Folio.
Bookplate: ‘John Jackson DD, Bishop of Lincoln’. [John Jackson (1811-1885), Bishop of Lincoln 1853-1869]

BUCKINGHAM, George Villiers, 2nd Duke of (1628-1687), and others.
No title: a collection of contemporary pamphlets, n.d. c.1685.
These eleven short pamphlets were all contributions to the political controversy of the time, occasioned by questions of Toleration, the Exclusion Bill, etc. Most are anonymous; all were written 1684-85, and can be briefly summarised as follows:
1. A short discourse upon the Reasonableness of Men’s having a Religion. (21 pp. 1685) [This was Buckingham’s last foray into the political arena, written shortly after James II’ accession; it provoked considerable controversy. After discussion of the question of the existence of God, it concludes (characteristically) with a plea for Reason in controversy, and for toleration in matters of religion].
2. A short answer to… the Duke of Buckingham’s Paper concerning … Liberty of Conscience. (36 pp. 1685) [The author – ‘a true friend of the interest of England’ – argues the great dangers inherent in toleration and liberty of conscience].
3. A reply to the answer of the Man of No Name. (36 pp. 1685) [Gives a detailed textual examination and criticism of ‘no.2’ above].
4. A Defence of the Duke of Buckingham. (8 pp. 1685) [Discusses the lack of logic in ‘no.3’ above, and considers Buckingham’s motives for ‘no.1’ above].
5. Considerations moving to a Toleration and Liberty of Conscience, with Arguments inducing to a Cessation of the Penal Statutes against all Dissenters whatever… offered to Parliament. (12 pp. 1685) [Gives ten arguments for toleration, and makes a clear distinction between men of genuine religious faith and those who seek to undermine the King or Government].
6. Toleration and Liberty of Conscience considered and proved impracticable… and even… sinful. (40 pp. 1685) [Argues that toleration is bound to be subversive; and claims that this is precisely the motive of those who seek it (including a discussion of the motives of those supporting the Exclusion Bill). Ends with a detailed discussion of the fallacies found in ‘no.5’ above].
7. An Apologie for the Church of England. (12 pp. 1685) [An argument against toleration, carefully timed for the imminent Parliament. Also discusses the Exclusion Bill and its motives. The author was Edmund Blount].
8. Verbum Diei; or, a Word in Season. (24 pp. 1685) [An attack on the supporters of the Exclusion Bill].
9. England’s Wants; or, Several Proposals… beneficial for England (38 pp. 1685) [Contains 74 proposals for improving the state of the country. These include a detailed scheme for a ‘Welfare State’, to be financed by specific proposals for taxation, and setting out heads of expenditure. (A number of elements are remarkably close to arguments heard 300 years later). Also contains proposals for a wide variety of other subjects, frequently with Dissenters and Jews as the target.
10. The Origine of Atheism in the Popish and Protestant Churches. (Preface + 25 pp. 1684) [Discusses the weaknesses in society which give rise to atheism. The translator (original written in Latin) offers it as a warning to Dissenters of the effects of their behaviour.
11. The Royal Guard; or, the… Kingdom’s sure Defensative. (62 pp. 1684) [Suggests ways in which King and Government can be protected from the dangers inherent in the activity of Papists and Dissenters, but ‘without persecution, violence or injury to either’]
[Taken as a whole, these pamphlets provide a lively insight into the conduct of controversy at this period, as well as showing the arguments then current. Not listed in Catalogue before 1807; but the individual elements may perhaps have been acquired soon after publication, and bound together later?]

BULL, George (1634-1710) Bishop of St David’s
Some important points of primitive Christianity maintained and defended etc. (Sermons and other Discourses)
ed. Robert Nelson.
Being volume 3 of the 2nd edition of his works.
London, 1714.
Sm.8vo.
[Robert Nelson (1656-1715), the editor, was a non-juror, and also a leading lay supporter of the SPCK (founded in 1698). An interesting list of the earliest SPCK publications appears at the end of the volume as an advertisement]

BULL, George (1634-1710) Bishop of St David’s
The works of the Right Reverend George Bull D.D. concerning the Holy Trinity… Translated into English by Fr. Holland.
London, 1725.
2 volumes
sm 8vo.
[Bull was a staunch High Churchman. The ‘Works’ (not a complete collection) contain his ‘Defence of the Nicene Creed’ (1685) and its sequel ‘The Judgment of the Catholic Church’; these were important contributions to the Trinitarian controversy. The latter prompted, remarkably, a formal tribute of thanks from the French clergy at their Synod of 1686. Bull’s masterly defence of Catholic doctrine led to his being urged to become a Roman Catholic – to which he replied with the vigorous publication ‘Corruptions of the Church of Rome’ (1705: not here included). The works’ outline argument is given in an index, as is the contents of ‘Discourses’]

BUXTORF, Johann (1564-1629)
De abbreviaturis hebraicis liber novus.
Printed by Conradi Waldkirchi for Ludovici König, Basel, 1613 (1st ed.)
Acquired before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue).

BUXTORF, Johann (1564-1629)
Florilegium Hebraicum, continens elegantes sententias, proverbia apophthegmata, similitudines : ex optimis quibusque maxime vero priscis Hebraeorum scriptoribus collectum.
Ludovici Konig, Basil, 1648.
Bound in the same volume with Johannis Buxtorfi De Abbreviaturis Hebraicis, Basil, 1640 (end ed.).

CAVE, William (1637-1713)
Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Historia Literaria.
London, 1698 (1st ed.)
With appendix by Henry Wharton.
Inscribed: ‘pet Williams’.
[A valuable and compendious record of the life and works of all writers on theological subjects throughout the Christian era. Arranged by centuries. After opening with a conspectus of each period, there follows an exhaustive account of its writers. ‘Cave’s merit is in the thoroughness of his research, the clarity of his style, and the admirable method of arrangement.’ In vol.2, he was substantially aided by Henry Wharton]
[Bookplates of Charles Lloyd, Bishop of Oxford (1827-29); of Edward Denison, Bishop of Salisbury; and of Hon. Sidney Meade, Canon of Salisbury. Acquired before 1861]
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1861.

CLARKE, Laurence.
A Complete Exposition of the Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Lord’s Supper.
London, 1737.
4to.

COTTON, Clement
A Complete Concordance to the Bible of the Last Translation. The whole reviewed, corrected, and much enlarged by Clement Cotton, etc. [With prefaces by Daniel Featley and William Gouge]
[Lacks title: For T. Downs & R. Young, London 1631?]
Folio.

DEACON, John & WALKER, John.
A Summarie Answere to all the material Points in any of Master Darel his Bookes more especiallie to that one Book of his, intituled, The Doctrine of the Possession and Dispossession of Demoniaks out of the Word of God.
London, 1601 (1st ed.)
Sm. 8vo.
[John Darrel (fl.1562-1602) was a well-known exorcist, eventually shown to be an impostor. He published several books on the question of possession by devils, which gave rise to this volume]
Purchased from Robert Clavell, 28 June 1687, for 2s.8d.

DIEU, Ludovicus de (1590-1642)
Animadversiones sive Commentarius in quatuor Euangelia in quo collatis, Syri inprimis, Arabis, Euangelii Hebraei, Vulgati, Erasmi & Bezae versionibus, difficiliora quaeque loca illustrantur, & variae lectiones conferuntur.
Printed by Lugduni Batavorum ex officina Bonaventura & Abraham Elzevir, Academ. typograph., 1631.
Sm.8vo.
Inscribed: ‘Richard Goodridge’ [Richard Goodridge (1611-?), son of Richard Goodridge, Culham, Devon. Attended Sherborne School c.1620. Subsequently Wadham College, Oxford, and Rector of Combe Hay, Bath]
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue). Donated to Sherborne School Library by Richard Goodridge.

DU PIN, Louis Ellies (1657-1719)
A new History of Ecclesiastical Writers… translated into Englise (by W. Wotton).
London, 1692-1706.
Vol. 7, 1725 (1st English ed.)
Books 1-6: A New History of Ecclesiastical Writers, 2 volumes, London, 1692-93. Bookplate: John Dunkin.
Books 7-13: A new Ecclesiastical History (books 7-13), 2 volumes. London, 1695-99. Bookplate: John Dunkin.
A new Ecclesiastical History of the 16th century, 2 volumes. London, 1703-06. Bookplate: John Dunkin.
A new Ecclesiastical History of the 17th century. Oxford, 1725. Bookplate: John Dunkin.
[An immense mine of information, containing detailed bibliographies, chronological tables, and much other valuable material. Du Pin was a French theologian of Gallican sympathies. In this work, he broke with tradition, by treating biography, literary and doctrinal criticism, and bibliography, all in a single work. Some of the contents provoked vigorous opposition and, long before it was completed, the work was suppressed (but continued under a new title). It was eventually placed on the Index in 1757. This translation is more or less contemporary with the successive publication of the several parts in France. In 1718, du Pin was in close contact with Wake, the Archbishop of Canterbury, over a proposal for the unification of the French and English churches. Wake, who had been in Paris at the time the earliest of these volumes were published, may well have been the translator of the first English versions]

DU PIN, Louis Ellies (1657-1719)
A new History of Ecclesiastical Writers… translated into Englise (by W. Wotton).
London, 1696-1706, 1725.
8 volumes.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by William 5th Earl Digby, c.1730. (amendment in 1695 library catalogue).

FONTAINE, Nicolas (pseud. Sieur de Royaumont) (1625-1709)
‘Bible de Royaumont’
History of the Old and New Testament… translated from the Sieur de Royaumount by several hands, supervised and recommended by Dr Horneck.
London, 1701 (2nd ed.)
Published by Richard Blome. Printed by S & J Sprint, John Nicholson, and John Pero.
Illustrated with 240 prints and 5 scriptural maps.
[The famous `Bible de Royaumont`, popular in France and elsewhere in Europe from the latter part of the 17th century on. Sieur de Royaumont is probably a pseudonym for Nicolas Fontaine (1625-1709) – a historiographer of Port-Royal and companion in captivity of Lemaistre de Sacy in Bastille]
Annotated and includes comic sketches of men.

FULLER, Thomas (1608-1661)
The Church-History of Britain from the birth of Jesus Christ until the year MDCXLVIII.
London, 1655 (1st ed.)
Folio.
[One of the author’s most renowed works, this was the result of many years’ preparation. As with his other works, it contains much useful and readable material, especially on topics of which he writes as a contemporary. It covers the whole period up to 1648. To this first edition, Fuller added his ‘History of Cambridge since its Conquest’, and ‘History of Waltham Abbey in Essex’ (both of which are bound in). It also contains engravings of Lichfield Cathedral, one by Hollar]
Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687 for £1.9s.0d.

GALE, Theophilus (1628-1678)
The Court of the Gentiles, or, A Discourse touching the Original of Human Literature… from the scriptures and the Jewish Church.
Volume 1: Pt 1 (Oxford, 1672, 2nd ed.). Volume 2: Pt.2 (Oxford, 1671, 1st ed.)
[Gale, a distinguished non-conformist tutor, devoted much of his studies to the preparation of this work, which was hailed as a marvel of erudition. The manuscript only escaped destruction in the Fire of London by sheer chance. It traces the connection of every European language with Hebrew; it further shows how the theology, philosophy, literature, etc. of pagan antiquity is linked with a Hebrew tradition. There is a detailed examination of earlier philosophies, especially of Plato. Phenician and Egyptian teaching is treated in the same manner]
Purchased from Robert Clavell, 28 June 1687, for 16s. 0d.

GALE, Theophilus (1628-1678)
The Court of the Gentiles, or, A Discourse touching the Original of Human Literature… from the scriptures and the Jewish Church.
Volume 1: Pt.1 (n.d.); Pt.2 (London, 1676, 2nd ed.). Volume 2, pts.3&4 (London, 1677, 1st ed.) is inscribed ‘Alex Rackett’, ‘C.J.’
Donated to Sherborne School Library by J.E.S. Tuckett, 1905.

GATAKER, Thomas (1574-1654)
Of the Nature and Use of Lots: A Treatise Historicall and Theologicall.
London, 1619 (1st ed.)
12mo.
[The author had had to leave Cambridge in 1600, suspected of giving support to John Darrel. In this pamphlet, he suggests that lots, when not used for divination, can be harmless; he gives many textual and marginal references to earlier authors (classical and English) to support his arguments. As a result, he was attacked for advocating games of hazard]
Purchased from Robert Clavell, 28 June 1687, for 3s.4d.

GRATIUS, Orthuinus (d.1542)
Fasciculus rerum expetendarum et fugiendarum prout ab O.G. editus est Coloniae A.D. 1535 repurgatus / cum appendice, opera et studio Edwardi Brown.
Edward Brown (ed.)
Richard Chiswell, London, 1690 (2nd ed.)
Folio.
2 volumes.
[Contains texts, etc., largely relating to the Council of Basel (1451); in vol.2, a wide-ranging collection of medieval and contemporary writings, of which the main purpose is indicated in the work’s extensive full title: the purging of the errors of the Roman church, and the necessity of Reformation. First published 1535]
Donated to Sherborne School by Benjamin Derby (before 1695). Acquired before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue).

GROTIUS, Hugo (1583-1645)
De Imperio Summarum Potestatum cira Sacra Commentarius Posthumus. Ed. Blondell.
Paris, 1648 (2nd ed.).
12mo.
[Latin text, with notes by the French ecclesiastical historian David Blondel (d.1655). A voluminous writer, Grotius is best known for his seminal work on international law]
Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687 for 3s.6d.

HALL, Joseph (1574-1656)
The Works of Joseph Hall, Bishop of Exeter with a Table newly added to the Whole Worke.
London, 1628.
2 volume.
Folio.
[Hall was favoured by James I, who sent him (with Davenant) to represent the English church at the Synod of Dort (1618). He was appointed Bishop of Exeter shortly before this collection was published. A voluminous writer, only the early part of his total output appears here. A wide variety of subjects is included; most interesting, perhaps, are the letters appearing in vol. 1]
Volume 1 was given to Sherborne School Library by William Beauchamp Wildman (1852-1922) in memory of his son, Arthur Henry Wildman (1890-1915) who died in 1915. Inscribed: ‘This book which was given to my father, Rev. Thomas Wildman D.D. by a non-juring clergyman The Rev. Arthur Milne, whose family suffered much for their Jacobite principles. I give to Sherborne School Library in memory of my younger son Capt. Arthur Henry Wildman, who gave his life for England near Maktau, East Africa, on the 14th September 1915 “for (as he once wrote) the justest cause England was ever called upon to maintain”. His Regiment was the 130th KGO Baluchis, to which Sherborne School has given several officers. The regiment was [raised?] by General Jacob, several of whose kinsmen have been officers of it and alumni of Sherborne. W.B. Wildman, Assistant Master, 1877-1919. Ex libris. Thomae Wildman. S.T.P.’ Inscribed on title page: ‘Arthur Milnes book 1822’. Inscribed on the dedication page ‘George Morrison No.2’.
Volume 2 was given to Sherborne School Library by William Beauchamp Wildman (1852-1922) in memory of his son, Arthur Henry Wildman (1890-1915) who died in 1915. Inscribed ‘Ex Libris Thomae Wildman S.T.P.’ Inscribed on title page: ‘Arthur Milnes book 1822’.

HAMMOND, Henry (1605-1660)
A Practical Catechism, etc.
W. Fulman (ed.).
[Lacks title page]
[London, 1684]
Folio.
[The title is lacking; this is, in fact, Volume 1 of Hammond’s collected works. It is preceded by Bishop Fell’s Life of Hammond, which has been described as ‘one of the most charming pieces of biography in the language’. Hammond was a disciplined, almost ascetic, churchman, highly respected by all (including his opponents) and staunchly loyal to Charles I, whose Chaplain he became. His ‘Practical Catechism’ (1645), his most famous work, was said to have done more than any other piece of writing to stem the tendency to profanity which followed the Restoration. A variety of his other works also appear her]
Inscribed: ‘Ex libris T.Wildman STP’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by W.B. Wildman, 1919. [William Beauchamp Wildman (1852-1922), Assistant Master (Senior Classical Master) at Sherborne School, 1877-July 1919, Housemaster of ‘Mapperty’ 1885-1891, Housemaster of Abbey House 1893-1908]

HEYLYN, Peter (1600-1662)
Theologia Veterum, or, The Summe of the Christian Theologie… contained in the Apostles’ Creed.
London, 1654.
Folio.
In the same volume:
DAVENANT, John, Bishop of Salisbury.
Determinationes Quaestionum quarundam Theologicarum
Cambridge, 1634 (1st ed.)
Folio.
[Heylyn was a learned and vigorous controversialist who had, by the time this work appeared, overcome the handicap of total blindness. His phenomenal memory enabled him to make wide and effective use of quotation… as in this work, where he treats each phrase of the Creed in great detail]
Annotated.
Acquired before 1695 (entry in original catalogue).

HICKES, George (1642-1715)
Jovian, or, an answer to Julian the Apostate.
London, 1683 (2nd ed.)
[‘Julian’, written by Samuel Johnson in 1682, had been prompted by a sermon by Hickes on the burning contemporary issue of ‘sovereign power’. It argues strongly against unconditional obedience to the Crown. Johnson as a violent anti-Papist, suffered greatly for his lasting determination to publicise his views (including 319 lashes). In his ‘answer’, Hickes argues against the Exclusion Bill and, in an extensive final chapter, argues the case of Passive Obedience. His belief in non-resistance led him to be one of the non-jurors of 1689. (He was, in 1694, the first non-juror to be secretly consecrated as a Bishop)]
Purchased from Robert Clavell, 28 June 1687, for 3s.0d.

HODY, Humphrey (1659-1707)
De Bibliorum textibus originalibus, versionibus Graecis, et Latina vulgata: libri IV … Praemittitur Aristeae historia Graece et Latine.
Oxford, 1705.
Folio.

HOOKER, Richard (1554-1600)
Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie.
London, 1617 (4th ed.)
Books 1-5.
[A recognised masterpiece of Elizabethan literature. Commenced in 1593, only the first five books appeared in Hooker’s lifetime. A work of great importance in theology, political philosophy and as an exposition of the Tudor constitution. The extent to which the last three books were later manipulated by others, for partisan reasons, has been debated]
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1807.

HOOKER, Richard (1554-1600)
The works of Mr Richard Hooker… in eight books of ecclesiastical polity.
John Gauden (ed.).
London, 1662.
Folio.
[1st edition to contain Book 7]
pp. 159-160 handwritten insertion.
[A recognised masterpiece of Elizabethan literature. Commenced in 1593, only the first five books appeared in Hooker’s lifetime. A work of great importance in theology, political philosophy and as an exposition of the Tudor constitution. The extent to which the last three books were later manipulated by others, for partisan reasons, has been debated. This edition contains the ‘Life’ by Gauden, Bishop of Exeter]
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1695. Gift of Abraham Forrester. [Abraham Forrester (1623-?), son of Rev. A. Forrester, Folke. Attended Sherborne School c.1635. Wadham College, Oxford, 1640. Rector of Whatley, Somerset, 1664-1668]

HOSKINS, Joseph
Hymns on select texts of scripture, and occasional subjects.
Rev. James Moody & Rev. Mr Bottomley (eds.)
Bristol, 1789.
Printed by Bulgin & Rosser for Richard Farman.
Inscribed: ‘Winifred Mary Hebditch, May 1894.’

KENDALL, George (1610-1663)
Fur pro tribunal.
Preface by John Owen.
Oxford, 1657.
Printed by Henry Hall.
Inscribed on flyleaf: ‘Dr Kendal bred in Exeter College under Dr Prideoux. Rr. of Blissland near Bodmin in Cornwall 1647. Afterwards of Kenton ejected on Bartholomew Day 1662.’
[George Kendall (1610-1663) son of George Kendall of Exeter, Devon, born at Cofton, Dawlish, Devon, 1610. School, Exeter. Matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, 18 Feb., 1626/7, age 16; B.A. (Oxford) 1630; M.A. 1633; B.D. 1641/2; D.D. 1654. Fellow of Exeter College, 1630-46. Rector, 1645-6. Rector of Blisland, Cornwall, 1643-55, deprived. Preb. of Exeter, 1645. Rector of Kenton, Devon, 1646-62, deprived. Rector of St Benet, Gracechurch St, London, 1660. Died at Cofton, Devon, 19 Aug., 1663]

KNIGHT, Sir Edwin Sandys (1561-1629)
Europae Speculum: or, a view or survey of the State of Religion in the Western Parts of the World; wherein the … policies of the Church of Rome… are notably displayed
London, 1687, (6th ed.)
[Written after an extended stay in Europe in the 1590s. The author was aided by Paolo Sarpi: the work is unusually tolerant for the period. First published in 1629 (though a pirated edition, immediately suppressed by the author, had appeared in 1605). Sandys was one of the founders of the colony of Virginia]
Purchased from Robert Clavell, 28 June 1687, for 2s.0d.

LABBÉ, Philippe (1607-1667) and COSSART, Gabriel (editors)
Sacrosancta Concilia.
Paris, 1671-1673 (1st ed.)
Folio.
18 volumes (15 volumes – vol.11 in 2 parts; & 2 volumes of Apparatus)
[A complete collection of all documents, etc., concerning every one of the Councils of the Church up to 1644. An outstandingly comprehensive compilation, mainly by the noted Jesuit academic P. Labbé, and completed shortly after his death by Cossart. The School authorities must have felt that its content justified what was, in those days, the very considerable cost]
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for £27.0s.0d. [This was the School Governors’ most expensive purchase for the School Library]

LEIGH, Edward.
Critica Sacra: or, Observations on all the Radices, or Primative Hebrew Words of the Old Testament.
London, 1650 (3rd edition).
Folio.
Bound with Critica Sacra – or observation upon all Greek words of the New Testament, 1650.
Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687 for 11s.6d.

LIGHTFOOT, John (1602-1675)
The works of the reverend and learned John Lightfoot D.D. late master of Katherine Hall in Cambridge; such as were and such as never before were printed…with the authors life….
London, 1684.
2 volumes.
Folio
Volume 1, edited by George Bright. Printed by W.R. for Robert Scot, Thomas Basset, Richard Chiswell and John Wright.
Volume 2, parts 1 & 2, edited by John Strype. Printed by William Rawlins for Richard Chiswell.

LLOYD, William (1627-1717) Bishop of St Asaph.
An historical account of Church Government as it was in Great Britain and Ireland when they first received the Christian Religion.
London, 1684 (2nd ed.)
[This work urges that episcopacy is the only proper form of Church government, and is justified by early history. The reliability of early historians is assessed in a lengthy preface, which discusses, especially, those Scottish historians whose works had been used to show that Scotland had successfully managed without Bishops. The first edition, also, appeared in 1684. Lloyd himself was one of the ‘Seven Bishops’ of 1688]
Purchased from Robert Clavell, 28 June 1687, for 2s. 3d.

LOCKE, John (1632-1704)
The Works of John Locke, in nine volumes.
London, 1824 (12th ed.).
Volume 7.
Bookplate: Sherborne Literary Institution. Circulating Library no.332.
Bookplate: Ex Libris Sherborne School for Girls.

MALDEN, Arthur Russell
The canonization of Saint Osmund: from the manuscript records in the Muniment Room of Salisbury Cathedral edited with an introduction notes and appendices by A. R. Malden.
Wilts Record Society.
Salisbury, 1901.
[Text in Latin, Introduction and notes in English]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Mary Boyle, widow of George David Boyle (Dean of Salisbury 1880-1901), 3 July 1902.

MARLORAT, Augustin (1506-1562)
Novi Testamenti catholica expositio ecclesiastica : ex probatis theologis, qvos Dominus Ecclesiæ suæ diuersis in locis dedit, excerpta & diligenter concinnata, sive, Bibliotheca expositionvm Novi Testamenti, id est, Expositio ex probatis theologis collecta, & in vnum corpus singulari artificio conflata: quæ instar bibliothecæ multis expositoribus refertæ esse possit
Sumptibus Viduæ Iohannis Commelini, [Amsterdam?], 1620 (7th ed.)
Folio.
Acquired before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue).

MORE, Henry (1614-1687)
The Theological Works of the Most pious and learned Henry More D.D. Sometime fellow of Christ’s College Cambridge.
London, 1707.
[More was one of the Cambridge Platonists, with a high reputation both for his intellect and for his saintliness. His work was much in demand, even in the unpromising climate of the 18th century. Fascinated by neo-Platonism, he represents the mystical side of the Cambridge movement. He sought to vindicate theism against the materialism of writers such as Hobbes. He used the term ‘the Divine Sagacity’ for the existence of a higher principle ‘more noble and inward than Reason itself’. He defended the notion of innate ideas. He is also distinguished as the first philosopher definitely to assume the existence of a fourth dimension. This volume contains six of his works, written between 1655 and 1673]
Acquired by Sherborne School c.1725 [supplementary entry in original catalogue]

NELSON, Robert (1656-1715).
The Life of Dr. George Bull, with the History of the Controversies in which he was engaged.
London, 1714 (2nd ed.)
Sm.8vo.
[Robert Nelson (1656-1715), the author, was a non-juror, and also a leading lay supporter of the SPCK (founded in 1698). The ‘Life’ gives a comprehensive and detailed account of both the man and of the period]

NEWMAN, John Henry, KEBLE, John, PALMER, William, and others.
Tracts for the times, by members of the University of Oxford (Vol. II) for 1834-5.
London, 1839.
Printed for J.G. & F. Rivington.
Inscribed: ‘Ex Libris Thomas Wildman STP’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by William Beauchamp Wildman (1852-1922), 1919. [W.B. Wildman, Assistant Master (Senior Classical Master) at Sherborne School, 1877-July 1919, Housemaster of ‘Mapperty’ 1885-1891, Housemaster of Abbey House 1893-1908]

NEWTON, Sir Isaac (1642-1727)
Observations upon the Prophecie of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St John.
Benjamin Smith, ed.
London, 1733 (1st ed.)
4to.
[This posthumously-published work reflects Newton’s theological interests. It gives an interpretation of Daniel’s dreams, and considers the relationship between the Book of Daniel and the Apocalypse. A friend of Henry More, Newton shared the latter’s millenarian interests. This work embodies some of his speculations in this field]
Inscribed: ‘May 14 1737’ and a quote by Bishop Warburton.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by W.J. Bensly (1874-1943), 1928. [William James Bensly (1874-1943) attended Sherborne School (School House) 1888-1893, and returned as an assistant master 1905-1913, 1919-1934. He was ordained a priest in 1903, and worked as a missionary and Lecturer at Cawnpore College (SPG Brotherhood), 1913-1915]

PASCAL, Blaise (1623-1662) and others.
The Mysteries of Jesuitism. Discovered in certain letters written upon occasion of the present differences at the Sorbonne between the Jansenists and the Molinists display the pernicious Maximes of the late casuists.
London, 1679 (2nd edition in English).
Sm 8vo.
[Although there is no indication of authorship, this is, in fact, and English version of Pascal’s ‘Lettres Provinciales’ (1657). The volume, published anonymously, also gives a variety of other documents relating to the controversy between the Jesuit and the Jansenist standpoints; this aroused great interest far beyond France. Hence, this translation; for the work was widely read in England at the time, when fear of ‘Popery’ was at its height]
Purchased from Robert Clavell, 28 June 1687, for 4s.6d.

PASOR, George.
Lexicon Graeco-Latinum in novum Domini Jesu Christi Testamentum.
London, 1650.
12 mo.
Bound in:

    • Etyma nominum propriorum itemque analysis Hebraeorum Syriacorum et Latinorum vocabulorum, London, 1649.
    • Orthotonia, sive tractatus de græcis Novi Testamenti accentibus, London, 1650.
      Inscribed: ‘Marleborough, Wilts, 21 March 90/01’.

PEARSON, John (1613-1686)
An Exposition of the Creed
London, 1669 (3rd ed., revised and enlarged)
Folio.
[First published in 1659, this was for generations a standard work. It goes well beyond a literal examination of the Creed, and deals fully with most aspects of orthodox belief. Pearson’s concern for exact statement is clearly seen. The notes, quite as distinguished as the main text, show his remarkable erudition, especially with regard to the early fathers; they are a rich mine of patristic learning]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Baruch Foxe, School Governor. [Baruch Fox attended Sherborne School c.1660; Governor of Sherborne School 1687; Warden 1699]
Acquired before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue).

PEARSON, John (1613-1686)
Opera Postuma…
H. Dodwell, ed.
London, 1688.
Contains:
1. Annales Paulini.
2. Lectiones in Acta Apostolorum
3. De Serie et Successione primorum Romae Episcoporum
[In an age of learned theologians, Pearson was, arguably, the most erudite and profound of all. A staunch supporter of Uniformity, his lesser works often reflect these views]
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1695 [entry in original catalogue]

PEARSON, John (1613-1686)
An Exposition of the Creed.
London, 1692 (6th ed., revised and enlarged)
[First published in 1659, this was for generations a standard work. It goes well beyond a literal examination of the Creed, and deals fully with most aspects of orthodox belief. Pearson’s concern for exact statement is clearly seen. The notes, quite as distinguished as the main text, show his remarkable erudition, especially with regard to the early fathers; they are a rich mine of patristic learning]
Volume 1: Donated to Sherborne School Library by V.F. Ransome, 1929.
Volume 2: Inscribed ‘N. Pedley’, ‘Ex Libris Thomae Wildman, STP’. Bookplate: ‘Henry Foley’. Stuck into the back of the volume are two scores by Lady Emma Tollemarch, sung at All Souls Church, Halifax. Donated to Sherborne School Library by T.B. Wildman, 1919. [Thomas Beauchamp Wildman (1888-1965), son of W.B. Wildman, attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1902-1907]

POOLE, Matthew (1624-1679)
Synopsis criticorum aliorumque S. Scripturæ interpretum. …
J. Flesher & T. Roycroft, London, 1669-76.
4 volumes in 5.

READING, William (1674-1744) (ed.)
Works in 3 volumes:
[An exceptionally clearly edited and printed edition of the Ecclesiastical Histories of the authors listed below. It is based largely on work published by Henri Valesius in Paris (1668-1673). In all cases, there are Greek and Latin parallel texts, with copious notes, variant readings, etc.]
Folio.
Volume 1, EUSEBIUS (c.260-c.340). [The most important early ecclesiastical history, with a wealth of material on the early church, some of which can be found nowhere else. This also contains his Life of Constantine, and his panegyric of Constantine. Valesius’ essay ‘De Schismata Donatistarum’ is appended. The volume has 4 folding engraved maps of the various early Patriarchates]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Edward M. Young [Edward Mallet Young (1839-1900), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1878-1892]
Volume 2, SOCRATES (born c.380). [His history takes up where Eusebius left off (AD 306), and continues to AD 439. Socrates was wholehearted in his admiration for Origen. He adopted a liberal view towards the writings of Greek philosophers, and held a moderate position on dogmatic questions]
SOZOMEN, Hermias (c.400-c.443). [He covers similar ground to his contemporary, Socrates (from AD 323 to AD 423), but, on occasions, supplements the former work, especially to give greater prominence to monasticism]
Bookplate: ‘William H.F. Hinde’
Volume 3, THEODORET (386-c.458). [Though best known as a commentator, Theodoret’s History supplements Socrates and Sozomen; it begins with the rise of the Arian heresy (c.322), and continues to 428.
EVAGRIUS (c.536-c.610). [This History covers the period 431-594, and thus continues those above. Its main value lies in the quotations from sources which are otherwise lost, and for its account of the history of dogma in the 5th and 6th centuries]
PHILOSTORGIUS (born c.388). [This covers the period 320-425. Philostorgius’ work was abominated by the Orthodox church, since it was aggressively pro-Arian]
Bookplate: ‘William H.F. Hinde’

SARPI, Paolo (1552-1623)
The Historie of the Councell of Trent.
Translated by Sir Nathaniel Brent (?1573-1652)
Volume 1: London, 1620 (1st English ed.). Inscribed ‘R. Trefpyfts’, ‘J.W. Christophus 1845’, ‘Ex Libris Thomae Wildman STP’, ‘F. Simpson aff 1768’. The gift of William Beauchamp Wildman (1852-1922), 1919. Insertion in p.139: ‘May Laymen have decisive as well as consultative votes in the sacred synods of the church a case, 1873’.
Volume 2: London, 1629 (2nd ed.). Inscribed ‘Fran: Gape 1634’. Acquired before 1695 (entry in original catalogue), the gift of John Horne.
[Sarpi was the main theological spokesman of Venice, and held strong anti-Jesuit and anti-Papal views. He was described by the English ambassador (Sir Henry Wotton) as ‘a true Protestant in a monk’s habit’. He was excommunicated (and nearly the victim of murder by agents) in 1607. This work was inevitably proscribed in Rome; it appeared first (in this translation) in London, where it created a sensation. Though heavily biased, it is the first detailed account of a Council (1545-63) which was described by the author as ‘a highly successful deception manoeuver’ by the Curia. It is an important source, especially since it makes use of documents subsequently lost. It represents the Council as a conspiracy against reform. The translator, Sir Nicholas Brent, subsequently had a stormy career as Warden of Merton College, Oxford, in the Civil War. The second volume has some supplementary material]

SELDEN, John.
De Anno Civiliet Calendario veteris Ecclesiae, seu, Reipublicae Judaicae Dissertation.
Printed by R. Bishop, London, 1644.
Sm.4to
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 5s.0d.

SELDEN, John.
De Dure Naturali et Gentium iuxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum Libri VII.
Strasbourg, 1665.
4to – edit: nova.
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 10s.0d.

SELDEN, John.
Uxor Ebracia, seu, De Nuptiis et Divortiis… Veterum Ebraeorum Librii III
Et
De Successionibus ad Leges Ebraeorum in Bona Defunctorum Liber Singularis
Et
In Pontificatum Libri II.
Printed for Jeremiae Schrey by Andr. Becmanus, Frankfurt (Oder), 1673.
4 to – edit: nova.
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 9s.0d.

SELDEN, John.
De Synderiis et Praefecturis Juridicis Veterum Ebraeorum Libri III.
Amsterdam, 1679.
4 to – edit: ult:
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 14s.0d.

SELDEN, John.
De Dis Syris Syntagmata II.
Edit: onmium novissima opera M. Andreae Beyri.
Apud Henricum & Theodorum Boom, Amsterdam, 1680.
12 mo.
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 5s.0d.

SPELMAN, Sir Henry (?1564-1641)
Concilia, Decreta, Leges, Constitutiones in re Ecclesiarum orbis Britannici.
London, 1639, 1664 (1st eds.)
2 volumes.
Volume 1, London, 1639 (1st ed.)
Volume 2, London, 1664 (1st ed.)
[Spelman was an indefatigable antiquary. This work provides a very full collection of all documents relevant to the subject matter. It was the first attempt to deal in a systematic way with early documents concerning the Church, and in effect inaugurated a new branch of historical study. The second volume, though based on Spelman’s efforts, was largely the work of Sir William Dugdale, taking the material up to 1531]
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for £3.15s.0d.

STACKHOUSE, Thomas (1680-1752)
A new history of the Holy Bible: from the beginning of the world, to the establishment of Christianity. With answers to most of the controverted questions, dissertations upon the most remarkable passages, and a connection of profane history all along. To which are added, notes, explaining difficult texts, rectifying mistranslations, and reconciling seeming contradictions. The whole illustrated with one hundred and four useful and ornamental maps and sculptures, engraved by the best hands, from original paintings / By the Reverend Thomas Stackhouse, A.M. late Vicar of Beenham in Berkshire.
London: Printed for John Hinton, at the King’s-Arms, in Newgate-Street MDCCLV. [1755]
Inscribed: ‘Simon Gardiner’

SULPICIUS SEVERUS (c. 363-c.425)
Opera Omnia.
Amsterdam & Leyden, 1665 (3rd ed.)
Georgio Hornio, auctor et emendatior.
Sm.8vo.
[Severus’ most famous work, his history of the church up to the time of writing (AD 403) is written in elegant and easy Latin, and shows remarkable critical sense. It is an important source, especially on Priscillianism. But its main interest is in the glimpses of his own time that he supplies, stressing the crimes of rulers and, on occasions, of priests. From 1550 to 1700 it was a standard textbook in Europe. His life of St Martin of Tours (whose friend he was) is unduly credulous, showing great fondness for the miraculous aspects of his subject (which gave it great popular appeal). Severus was a native of Aquitaine; his work was first collected together in 1574]
Purchased from Robert Clavell, 28 June 1687, for 7s.0d.

TAYLOR, JEREMY (1613-1667)
Taylor’s Polemic Discour [A miscellany of his writings, as listed below]/The Guide of Infant Devotion. Composed for the use of the devout, especially of younger persons.
1. The Golden Grove, or A Manuall of Daily Prayers and Letanies fitted to the dayes of the week…, also Festival hymns, according to the manner of the Ancient Church. (London, 1657) [All these works were written at Golden Grove, in Carmarthenshrie, where Taylor spent the happiest and most prolific ten years of his life, despite two short terms of imprisonment. This volume also contains his only secular work: ‘A Discourse of the Nature and Offices of Friendship’ (1657), and two other short works]
2. An Apology for authorized and set forms of liturgie: against the pretence of the spirit. (London, 1657)
3. Of the Sacred Order and Offices of Episcopacy, by Divine Institution, Apostolical Tradition, and Catholick Practice. (London, 1657) [a defence of episcopalianism against the Presbyterians]
4. The Real Presence and Spiritual of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament proved against the Doctrine of Transubstantiation. (London, 1657) [this attacks the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation]
5. A Discourse of the Liberty of Prophesying. Shewing the unreasonableness of prescribing to other mens faith, and the iniquity of persecuting differing opinions. (London, 1657) [a noble plea for religious liberty for all those whose principles would not overthrow the State. This was the first formal assertion of the duty of toleration by a member of the Church of England; it caused Taylor some embarrassment after the Restoration, on account of the breadth of the toleration he called for. It is probably his most important work, and, in the long term, was one of the most fruitful discussions of this topic]
6. Deus Justificatus, or A Vindication of the glory of the Divine Attributes in the Question of Original Sin. (London, 1657)
7. A Discourse of the nature and offices of friendship. In a letter to the most ingenious and excellent M.K.P.
8. A Sermon preached at Saint Maries Church in Oxford. Upon the Anniversary of the Gunpower Treason. Anno Domini MDCXXXVIII (November 5 1637). (London, 1657) [this was designed to clear Taylor of the charge of having Romanist tendencies, and is a sustained indictment of recusancy as treasonable]
9. Two Letters to Persons changed in their Religion. A copy of the first letter written to a gentlewoman newly seduced to the Church of Rome. M.B. The Second Letter: written to a person newly converted to the Church of England.
Insertions:
pp. 42-43, print of a portrait of John Lonsdale, Bishop of Lichfield (1788-1867).
pp.46-47, pages from Great and Good Churchman concerning John Keble, Vicar of Hursley.
[In a learned age, Taylor was among the most learned, and his best prose writing is amongst the finest in the language]
Annotations.
Inscribed: ‘Ex Libris Thomae Wildman, STP’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by W.B. Wildman, 1919. [William Beauchamp Wildman (1852-1922), Assistant Master (Senior Classical Master) at Sherborne School, 1877-July 1919, Housemaster of ‘Mapperty’ 1885-1891, Housemaster of Abbey House 1893-1908]

URSINUS, Zacharias (fl. C.1540-1590) and PAREUS, David (d.1622).
The Summe of Christian Religion… To this work are annexed the Theological Miscellanies of Dr David Pareus.
London, 1645.
Folio (small)
[Ursinus, a pupil of Melancthon, was one of the two authors of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), occasioned by the controversy in Germany between Lutherans and Calvinists. The catechism appears here, followed by ‘a sound and judicious exposition of the same’, and by discussion of a number of other issues ‘in Divinitie’. Ursinus is distinguished for his precise expression and dogmatic cautiousness.
Pareus was Professor at Heidelberg early in the 17th century. The fact that his writing is concerned with the ‘Errours of Papists, Ubiquitaries, Antithrinitarians, Socinians and Arminians’ no doubt explains the decision to publish an English translation at this date.]
Acquired before 1695 [entered in original catalogue]

VOSS (VOSSIUS), Gerhard Jan (1577-1649)
Theses Theologicae et Historicae de variis Doctrinae Christianae capitibus, quas, aliquot abhinc annis, disputandas proposuit in Academia Leidensi.
Oxford, 1628.
Sm.4to.
[A great humanist scholar and theologian, and a life-long friend of Grotius. Voss was suspected of Arminianism, thereby losing his academic post in 1619; but he subsequently became Professor of Rhetoric, and later of Greek also, at Leyden University. He was one of the first to treat dogma, and heathen religions, from the historical point of view. He had no taste for controversy but was reluctantly drawn into it. The Collection contains, in all, 15 of his works on various subjects]
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 5s.0d.

VOSS (VOSSIUS), Gerhard Jan (1577-1649)
De Baptismo. Disputationes XX…
Amsterdam, 1648.
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 3s.6d.

VOSS (VOSSIUS), Gerhard Jan (1577-1649)
Historiae de Controversiis, quas Pelagius eiusque Reliquiae moverunt. Libri Septem.
Amsterdam, 1655 (2nd ed.)
7 books in 1 volume.
Sm.4to.
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 6s.6d.

VOSS (VOSSIUS), Gerhard Jan (1577-1649)
Harmoniae Evangelicae.
Amsterdam, 1656.
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 5s.0d.

VOSS (VOSSIUS), Gerhard Jan (1577-1649)
Dissertationes III de tribus Symbolis, Apostolico, Athanasiano, et Constantinopolitano.
Amsterdam, 1662 (2nd ed.)
Sm.4to.
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 3s.6d.

VOSS (VOSSIUS), Gerhard Jan (1577-1649)
De Theologia Gentili et Physiologia Christiana.
Amsterdam, 1668.
2 volumes in 1.
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for £1.10s.0d.

VOSSIUS, Isaac (1618-1689)
De Septuaginta Interpretibus.
The Hague, 1661 (1st ed.)
Ex Typographia Adriani Vlacq.
Purchased from Isaac Cleave on 2 July 1691 for 9s.0d.

WALLACE, Alexander Ross (1891-1982)
The Three Pillars.
London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1940.
Inscribed: ‘With best wishes from the author. October 1940’. [Alexander Ross Wallace (1891-1982), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1934-1950. The book was written to supply a need expressed at the Headmasters’ Conference held at Shrewsbury in 1939 for a textbook for Sixth Form Masters in an outline course of Theology.]

WALLACE, Alexander Ross (1891-1982)
A Conversation about Christianity.
London, John Gifford Ltd., 1946.
Donated to Sherborne School by A.R. Wallace in May 1947. [Alexander Ross Wallace (1891-1982), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1934-1950]

WALLACE, Alexander Ross (1891-1982)
Christian Focus.
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1955.
[Alexander Ross Wallace (1891-1982), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1934-1950]

WEBSTER, John (1610-1682)
The Displaying of Supposed Witchcraft.
London, 1677.
Folio.

WESTCOTT, Brooke Foss (1825-1901)
An Introduction to the Study of the Gospels.
Cambridge & London, Macmillan & Co., 1881 (6th ed.)
[Rev. Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901), father of Frederick Brooke Westcott (1857-1918) who was Headmaster of Sherborne School 1892-1908]

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