Justini Philosophi & Martyris, Apologiae Duae Et Dialogus Cum Tryphone Judaeo. Cum Notis & Emendationibus Styani Thirlbii. With Signature of Noted Collector and Theologian Joseph Mendham

By: Justin Martyr

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[ii] a2-k2, 468 pp. Tall folio in period panelled calf. Excellent edition of the Greek text (with a Latin translation) of the most important writings of the early Christian apologist, Justin Martyr (100-165). This is the first Thirlby edition. Boards are a bit scuffed, corners worn, a repair at bottom front, boards detached. 6 raised bands to the spine with gilt decorations in the compartments, spine head and tail a little chipped. The Law Society book plate on the inside front cover, Mendham note on first free end paper. Book measures 15.5" x 10". Pages have some moderate tanning, some margin notes and light underlining in pencil which may be in Mendham's hand, occasional foxing, otherwise clean and unmarked. Pretty engraved head and tail pieces, last blank is severally creased at the corner. The text is double column with Greek on the inside column and the Latin translation on the outer, notes underneath. Provenance: From the collection of esteemed clergyman and author, Joseph Mendham (1769-1856) , who was particularly interested in the interactions between Catholics and Protestants. His amazing collection was held at Canterbury Cathedral before it was sold, thereafter at the Law Society. With a note in what appears to be his hand "Ex libris Josephi Mendham." This very appealing edition of Justin Martyr with important Mendham provenance includes many interesting insights into the early Roman era - an era of growing apocalyptic thought - and Justin's dialogue with Trypho, as presented in this book, reveals this: Daniel's "time, times, and a half", Justin believed, was nearing its consummation, when Antichrist would speak his blasphemies against the Most High. And he contends with Trypho over the meaning of a "time" and "times". Justin expects the time to be very short, but Trypho's concept is interesting. "The times now running on to their consummation; and he whom Daniel foretells would have dominion for a time, and times, and an half, is even already at the door, about to speak blasphemous and daring things against the Most High. But you, being ignorant of how long he will have dominion, hold another opinion. For you interpret the 'time' as being a hundred years. But if this is so, the man of sin must, at the shortest, reign three hundred and fifty years, in order that we may compute that which is said by the holy Daniel 'and times' to be two times only. Justin Martyr (also Justin the Martyr, Justin of Caesarea, Justin the Philosopher, Latin Iustinus Martys) (100B165) was an early Christian apologist and saint. His works represent the earliest surviving Christian apologies of notable size. He was born around the turn of the century in modern day Palestine. He claimed to have been raised a Gentile, and in his search for truth he studied with the Stoics, Aristotelians, Pythagoreans, and Platonists. The printer was Richard Sare, who had started out as a clergyman but eventually took up printing in London, especially specifically Christian books. Before his death in 1723, a friend said of him, "He has a large stock of good nature and charity in which lies its chiefest excellency; courage and justice make up the other part of his character. He prints for Sir Roger L'Estrange, Dr. Wake and other learned men, and has obliged the age with many curious pieces." The editor was Styan Thirlby (1668-1753) , textual critic and theologian. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 468 pages

Title: Justini Philosophi & Martyris, Apologiae Duae Et Dialogus Cum Tryphone Judaeo. Cum Notis & Emendationibus Styani Thirlbii. With Signature of Noted Collector and Theologian Joseph Mendham

Author Name: Justin Martyr

Categories: Antiquarian/Rare, Religion - Patristics, Religion - Theology, Language -- Latin, Language - Ancient Greek, Religion - Church History,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: London, Richard Sare: 1722

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10775

Keywords: Justin Martyr Christian Apologists Joseph Mendham Hebrew Prophets Platonism Trypho Martyrdom,