Lyra Prophetica

Lyra Prophetica


Lyra Prophetica 1650

By Victorinus Byther

Printed In London For Jacob Flesher

The Volume is in Very Good Condition Bound in blind Oxford style english calf, contemporary to the time of publication, with the spine divided into five compartments by four raised bands, with board edges blind tooled and leaf edges speckled. Externally the boards and spine are lightly scuffed in general, with a split to the lower hinge of the front board, and with light chipping to the head of the spine, and with scuffing to the edges and corners. Internally the leaves are generally clean and amply margined, ruled throughout with little in the way of stains tears, foxing or other flaws.
The Volume is Complete in All Respects with final errata leaf. See below for pagination & dimensions.

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Of Victorinus Bythner

Victorinus Bythner was a Polish Scholar, born in Głębowice. His father Bartholomäus and brother Jan were also notable theologians. He studied at the University of Frankfurt an der Oder, and then at the University of Groningen under Franciscus Gomarus. Bythner became a member of the University of Oxford about 1635, and lectured on the Hebrew language in the refectory at Christ Church until the outbreak of the First English Civil War. When Charles I fixed the headquarters of his army at Oxford in 1643, Bythner moved to Cambridge. Later Bythner lived in London, but in 1651 was again lecturer on Hebrew at Oxford. About 1664 he went to Cornwall, where he practised medicine. The date of his death is unknown.

Pagination & Dimensions

The volume is paginated as follows: [viii], 342 (352), [2], 69, [9], 46, [2]. The volume collates as follows: A-2Y, 3A-3I, A-G4. The volume measures about 22 cm. By 17 cm. By 4 cm. Each leaf measures about 210 mm. By 160 mm.

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