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TerryF  •  Link

Samuel "Newman's famous Concordance was the third in English ever published and greatly superior to its two predecessors. The first edition was published in London in 1643...The second edition was published at Cambridge in 1662 and the concordance was usually known after that as the Cambridge Concordance. The concordance was reprinted at least as late as 1889, almost 250 years after it was first published."

A list of the editions and major printings of Newman's Concordance and his life in New England are found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Newman

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Pepys retained in his library:

Newman, Samuel, 1600?-1663.

A large and complete concordance to the Bible in English, according to the last translation. First collected by Clement Cotton, and now much enlarged and amended for the good both of schollers and others: far exceeding the most perfect that ever was extant in our language, both in ground-work and building, by Samuel Newman, a poor labourer in the Lords vineyard. The manifold use and benefit of this work is sufficiently declared in the prefaces to the reader.
London : printed for Thomas Dovvnes and James Young, Anno Dom. M.DC.XLIII. [1643]

fo., [1376] p. ; 2⁰. Signatures: A⁴ B-5M⁶ 5N⁸ 5O-5Y⁶ 5Z⁴.

Wing (2nd ed.), N929 (Identified as Wing C6404 on UMI microfilm set "Early English books, 1641-1700", reel 979:6.)

PL 2535 Inscribed on the title 'Price 1l. 7s. od. yet bought of a friend for 1l. 5s 6d.'

The "new Concordance of the Bible,"

A concordance to the Holy Scriptures; with the various readings both in text and margine. In a more exact method then hath hitherto been extant. By S.N.
[Variant: Concordance Cambr ]
Cambridge : printed by John Field, printer to the Universitie, 1662.
fo., [664] p. Signatures pi² a² B-5A⁴.; Xylographic vertical half-title on leaf pi1v: Concordance Cambr:.

Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), N925.

Editions to 1800: London 1643, 50; Cambridge 1662, 72 (enlarged), 82, 85, 98 (corrected & augmented with the concordance to the Apocrypha).

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.