Inscription recording donation by Theodore Beza (1519-1605)

The Calvinist theologian and biblical translator Theodore Beza gave this copy of his Latin New Testament (1574) to Edward Bacon, as recorded in this note by the latter's son Philip found in the volume. Bacon was the son of a local politician, who left for a two year continental trip in which he studied protestant theology whilst staying in Beza's house.

Given by Henry J. Warner.