Durham, James. Clavis Cantici; or, An Exposition of the Song of Solomon (Limited Classical Reprint Library); Foreword by Dr. Cyril J. Barber. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1981. ISBN: 9780865240759. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, 460 clean pp., ex Bible college library with the usual extras, library label neatly removed from spine. Good. Hardcover.  $45.00
A facsimile reprint of the Aberdeen edition of 1840.
"Durham is always good, and he is at his best upon the Canticles. He gives us the essence of the good matter. For practical use this work is perhaps more valuable than any other Key to the Song." - Spurgeon.
James Durham (1622-1658), Scottish Covenanter, ordained to Glasgow Blackfriars in 1647, chaplain to the king (1650), and minister at Glasgow High Church from 1651 till his death. "Durham had a high reputation for great piety, great prudence and great learning. John Carstairs described him as 'a very candid and searching preacher', who in an instant was 'in the inmost corners of your bosoms', though with the utmost 'caution and meekness, without giving any of his hearers the smallest ground to fret and repine at his freedom in dealing with them'. Baillie concurred in this judgment, desiring Durham to write on cases of conscience, wherein he considered him 'excellent'. Durham is said, with David Dickson, to have written the influential Sum of Saving Knowledge. He prepared a Commentarie Upon the Book of the Revelation for the press, but the rest of his published works are posthumous." - D. C. Lachman, Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology.