Catalogue Entry: THEM00352

Part 1 of a passage on Church history

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: SL255.2, Location Unknown

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]

Custodial History

The whole of SL255 was bought at the 1936 Sotheby sale by Emmanuel Fabius for £13.10s. This portion was offered (but not sold) as section 3 of Lot 511 at the 2004 New York Sotheby sale. Folio 1 of this portion (f. 3 of the original document) was offered as Lot 55 at the 5 April 2008 Bloomsbury auction in New York with an estimate of $35,000-$45,000 US but not sold.


The first surviving half of a passage (incomplete at the beginning) on Church history, the corruption of the faith and the Nicene Council. The second half of the passage is SL255.3.

[1] In vita Antonij.

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