Clavis Cantici: Or, an Exposition of the Song of Solomon.
Edinburgh, Scotland, Thomas Lumisden, 1723. pp. iv, 360.8vo,,Bound in period 'cambridge' style full leather binding,Durham (1622-1658) is described by the DNB as a Convening divine, who studied at St. Andrew's University, and was captain of a troop during the Civil War. Afterwards, he studied divinity at Glasgow and became chaplain to the king, following which he became professor of divinity at Glasgow. It is traditionally reported that Cromwell was impressed by his preaching. The Song of Solomon, or 'Song of Songs' is a book of the Old Testament. The protagonists are a woman and a man and the poem suggests a transition from courtship to consummation. Despite the lack of religious content, the 'Song' is often interpreted as an allegorical representation of the relationship of God and Israel or, for Christians, God and the Church of Christ and the human soul, as husband and wife. This book was published posthumously, first appearing in 1688, and being reprinted as recently as 1982. Our edition contains a brief preface 'To the Christian Reader', setting out Rev. Durham's objectives in preparing this exposition. It is bound in contemporary full leather, with the boards being detached. Early signature (crossed-out) to top margin of title page. Another signature (with date of 1890) at top margin of page iii. Contents age-toned, with occasional foxing, but perfectly readable. Binding of contents tight. A candidate for re-binding, and priced accordingly. ESTC T132523. .
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