From SOCINIANISM IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND, 1951 by John McLachlan
The first two catalogues of the Bodleian Library (1620, 1635) seem to contain no reference to the Socinian works which, within a decade, were to be cited by polemical divines (etc). By the time, however, of Thomas Hyde's catalogue (1674), not less than sixty Socinian writings were in the Library. These included 23 by Faustus Socinus, 11 by Valentine Smalcius, 8 by John Crell, 6 by Jonas Schlichting, and one each by Johann Völkel and Joachim Stegmann (viz. Brevis disquisitio). It seems likely that the Bodleian owed this accession of Socinian literature very largely to the efforts of Thomas Barlow (1607-91), librarian from 1652 to 1660, and later Bishop of Lincoln. (Etc.)
Selected bibliographic ( University of California http://melvyl.cdlib.org )
Author Schlichting, Jonas, 1592-1661. Title Ionae Schlichtingii Ó Bvkowiec De SS. trinitate, de moralibus N. & V. Testamenti praeceptis, itemque de sacris, evcharistiae, & baptismi ritibus; advers¨s Balthasarem Meisnerum dispvtatio. Publisher [n.p.] 1637.
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