Institutio Christianae religionis
London: Thomas Vautrollier, 1576
Case BX 9420 .I58 1576
Gift of the McCormick Theological Seminary. Catalogued and conserved by a grant from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
This is the first edition printed in England of Jean Calvin’s Institutes in the original Latin. In its earliest recension, the Institutes were published in Basel in 1536; the first English-languge edition was printed in London in 1561. Our copy has been copiously annotated by an anonymous sixteenth-century reader. Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century books with contemporary reader notes are by virtue of our online catalog easily retrievable. The Newberry has a number of sixteenth-century editions of Calvin’s Institutes with similar annotations.