BROUGHTON, Hugh (1549-1612). A Concent of Scripture. [London: G.Simpson & W.White?, ca. 1590]. Small 4° (199 x 150mm). Collation: s1 engraved title, A-B4 2B4 C-H4, double-page map of the world, 4 engraved plates [by Hondius?]. (Map cut out and mounted, small hole in plate of 'Judahs stories'.) 19th-century calf, edges gilt. Provenance: Luton bookplate. Second edition, first issue. STC 3851.
And 4 others by Broughton, all small 4°, 19th-century calf by Bedford, edges gilt,(An Explication of the article ... of our Lordes soul .... [Amsterdam?:] 1605. STC 3863; Daniel with a brief explicacion. Hanau: Daniel Aubri, 1607. STC 2787; Our Lordes Famile and many other poinctes depending upon it: opened against a Jew, Rabbi David Farrar: who disputed many houres ... Amsterdam: 1608. With the rare additional errata leaf at end. STC 3875; The Lamentations of Ieremy, translated with great care of his Hebrew elegancie ... [Amsterdam]: 1608. STC 2781). Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate.
Broughton was an eminent biblical and rabbinical scholar and also preacher to the English congregation at Middleburg. In his 'Concent of Scripture' he attempted to settle the chronology of the Bible. (5)