“A Commentary upon the Historical Books of the Old Testament, Viz. Genesis – Exodus – Leviticus – Numbers – Deuteronomy – Joshua – Judges – Ruth – I. Samuel – II. Samuel – I. Kings – II. Kings – I. Chronicles – II. Chronicles – Ezra – Nehemiah – Esther. In Two Volumes. By the Right Reverend Father in God, Dr. Symon Patrick, Late Lord Bishop of Ely. The Sixth Edition Corrected. To wich is added a compleat Alphabetical Table.” / Plus: [Volume III: “The Books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, Paraphrased: With Arguments to each Chapter, and Annotations thereupon”. / Plus: [Volume IV: “A Commentary upon the Three Lesser Prophets: Being a Continuation of Bishop [Symon] Patrick by William Lowth, B.D. Prebendary of Winchester”]. / Plus: [[Volume V and Volume VI ]″A Paraphrase and Commentary on the New Testament. In Two Volumes. The First, containing The Four Gospels and the Acts of the Holy Apostles. The Second, All the Epistles, with a Discourse of the Millenium. To which are added, A Chronology of the New Testament, a Map and Alphabetical Table of all the Places mentioned in the Gospels, Acts, or the Epistles. With Tables of the Matters contained and of the Words and Phrases explained throughout the whole Work; and the Examen Millii. By Daniel Whitby, D.D. Late Chantor of the Church of Sarum. The Seventh Edition, carefully revised and corrected from the many Errors of the former Impressions”. Including: “An Appendix to Chapter XL, containing “A Discourse of the Calling of the Jews to the Christian Faith” – Including: “A Treatise of the True Millenium: shewing that it is not a Reign of Persons raised from the Dead but of the Church. Flourishing gloriously for a Thousand Years after the Conversion of the Jews, and the Flowing-in of all Nations to them thus converted to the Christian Faith” / Including: “An Index of the Greek Words and Phrases explained in this Commentary”, including “Examen Variantium Lectionum Johannis Millii in Novum Testamentum” (Editio quarta priori Emendatior. London, 1740). / Plus: [Volume VII] “A Critical Commentary upon the Book of the Wisdom of Solomon; Being a Continuation of Bishop [Symon] Patrick and Mr.[William] Lowth. By Richard Arnald, B.D. Rector of Thurcaston in Leicestershire”. / Including: [Volume VIII]: “A Critical Commentary upon the Book of the Wisdom of Jesus, the Son of Sirach. Being a Continuation of Bishop [Symon] Patrick and Mr.[William] Lowth”./ Including: [Volume IX]: “A Critical Commentary upon the Books of Tobit, Judith, Baruch, The History of Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon: To which are added, two Dissertations on The Book of Maccabees and Esdras. Being a Continuation of Bishop [Symon] Patrick and Mr.[William] Lowth”. By Richard Arnald.//
Set of Nine Volumes (bound in Seven). London, Printed for A. Millar, J.Beecroft, W.Strahan, J.Hinton etc. / And for the Richard Arnald publication: “Printed for the Author” by W.Bowyer, 1744-1765. Folio (24,5 cm x 36 cm). Volume I: Portrait-Frontispiece of Symonis Patrick by Godfrey Kneller & Gerard Vandergucht, , 908 pages / Volume II: , 755 pages plus 28 unnumbered pages of an Alphabetical Index / Volume III: , 544 pages / [Volume IV]: , IV, 540 pages including an Index. / [Volume V (Being Volume I of Daniel Whitby’s “Paraphrase”: , L, 736, , pages / [Volume VI (Being Volume II of Daniel Whitby’s “Paraphrase”: , XXXIV, 854 pages / [Volume VII (Being the “Critical Commentary of the Book of The Wisdom of Solomon” by Richard Arnald): , XXXII, 148 pages / [Volume VIII: (Being the “Critical Commentary upon the Book of the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach”): IX, , IV, 248 pages / [Volume IX: (Being “A Critical Commentary upon the Books of Tobit Judith etc.”)XII, 128 pages.// Recently rebound set in Hardcover (Modern cloth and one modern half leather). All Volumes in protective Collector’s Mylar and with new endpapers and new spine-labels. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. The Interior in very good, rather excellent condition with only some very few sections with some browning. The paper-quality of this set is magnificent ! From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his name and date of his studies in Oxford on all titlepages. A very rare set of the important Commentary by Symon Patrick, Bishop of Ely. With all the original illustrations by Gerard Vandergucht. The set includes the continuations of Simon Patrick’s works by William Lowth, Daniel Whitby and Richard Arnald. Please see the numerous, detailed photographs for this set on our website. The price includes worldwide free shipping per Courier (UPS Express Saver).
Simon Patrick (8 September 1626 – 31 May 1707) was an English theologian and Bishop. He was born at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, on 8 September 1626, and attended Boston Grammar School. He entered Queens’ College, Cambridge, in 1644, and after taking orders in 1651 became successively chaplain to Sir Walter St. John and vicar of Battersea, Surrey. He was afterwards (1662) preferred to the rectory of St. Paul’s, Covent Garden, London, where he continued to labor during the plague.
He was appointed Dean of Peterborough in 1679, and Bishop of Chichester in 1689, in which year he was employed, along with others of the new bishops, to settle the affairs of the Church in Ireland. In 1691 he was translated to the see of Ely, which he held until his death on 31 May 1707. He was buried in Ely Cathedral. He had Dalham Hall built.
His sermons and devotional writings are numerous, and his Commentary on the Historical and Poetical Books of the Old Testament, in 10 vols., going as far as the Song of Solomon, was reprinted in the 1810 Critical Commentary on the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha, along with works of Richard Arnald, Moses Lowman, William Lowth, and Daniel Whitby. Patrick’s Friendly Debate between a Conformist and a Nonconformist was a controversial tract, defending the Five Mile Act. It excited considerable feeling at the time of its publication in 1668. Among replies was one from Samuel Rolle as Philagathus. He also contributed to a volume of Poems upon Divine and Moral Subjects (1719). The first collected edition of his works appeared at Oxford in 1858 (9 vols.), edited by Alexander Taylor; a small Autobiography was published also at Oxford in 1839. He is the author of the anti-semitic pamphlet, “Jewish Hypocrisie, A Caveat To The Present Generation.” Simon Patrick, was influenced by prominent Arminian theologians as Henry Hammond, and the Cambridge Platonists; and was criticized for his Arminian belief. He is described by historians as an influential Arminian Anglican. (Wikipedia)