Edmund Geste and His Books Reconstructing the Library of a Cambridge Don and Elizabethan Bishop
Selwyn, David G.

London, UK: The Bibliographical Society, 2017. F xxix + 493 pages; with thirteen appendices and a useful index to the Introduction. Illustrated in black and white and with color plates, images of bindings from the Geste collection. With biographical details on his life, the reconstrudtion of the library, the collection as it survives today and more. A very detailed review of this 16th century library, collected by Edmund Guest (Geste) (1514 - 1577) British churchman & scholar, Bishop of Salisbury "...a man of considerable learning. A sermon preached in 1560 as bishop of Rochester on Mark 1: 15 includes references to the Bible, St Augustine, the fifth-century church history of Socrates Scholasticus, such classical authors as Plato and Seneca, more recent ones like Erasmus and Sir Thomas More, and an edict of Henry V against swearing..." (Jane Freeman in the ODNB) Bound in polished blue cloth, gilt spine titles; slight wear; in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24816)


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