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Job ORTON
1791 ORTON Christianity OLD TESTAMENT EXPOSITION Bible SOPHIA STREATFEILD'S COPY
[Christianity, Religion] ~ BOUND FOR SOPHIA STREATFEILD ORTON, Job A short and plain exposition of The Old Testament, with devotional and practical reflections for the use of families...Published from the author's manuscripts, By robert gentleman. Shrewsbury. Printed and sold by J. and W. Eddowes. 1791-90, 1791. 8vo. Six volumes; the first three from the second edition, the second three from the first. Portrait frontispiece to Vol I. Finely bound for Sophia StreatfeIld, with her initials to spines, in contemporary navy straight-grain morocco, gilt, with triple fillet and greek key device in gilt to borders of boards, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces/onlays. Slight rubbing to extremities, else a fine set. Occasional spotting internally. With armorial bookplates to each FEP (captioned 'Data fata sequutus') of the Streatfield family at Chiddingstone. A luxurious copy of dissenting minister Job Orton's (1717-1783) monumental commentary on the Old Testament, which was seen through the press by Shropshire Presbyterian and schoolmaster Robert Gentleman. From the Chiddingstone library of Sophia Streatfeild (b. 1755, d.1835), greek scholar, famous beauty and daughter of landowner Henry Streatfeild of Chiddingstone. Her looks and demonstratively emotional nature reportedly led to many male conquests in the late eighteenth-century; most notably attracting the jealousy of Hester Thrale, whose diaries record just how smitten her husband Henry was with Sophia. ESTC T176908, T124660. ~ About Antiquates We're based in the heart of the Dorset countryside, with an antiquari … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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