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A new history of the Holy Bible, from the beginning of the world, to the establishment of Christianity. With answers to most of the controverted questions, dissertations upon the most remarkable passages, and a connection of profane history all along. To which are added notes, explaining difficult texts, rectifying mis-translations, and reconciling seeming contradictions. The whole illustrated with Proper Maps. Six Volumes
Printed by Sands, Murray, and Cochran, for James Meuros, Bookseller in Kilmarnock., Edinburgh 1764 - First octavo edition; the work was first issued in 1737 in three folio volumes. Octavo, six volumes. Bound in contemporary full calf, spines with raised bands, red leather labels titled in gilt. cxvi, 369; 472; 521; 551; 509; 552, 100, [22], [2] pp. With an Engraved frontispiece portrait and title page in Volume One, Seven folding maps and 20 additional plates throughout the set. General wear, rubbing and minor chipping to the bindings, all hinges intact, although some are cracking but solid on the cords; spine title label lacking from Vol 5; closed tears affecting pages 471-480 of Vol 5 but with no loss; text block crisp, age toned, light foxing, minor dampstaining in margins. Overall, a very good, sound set, collated complete. Thomas Stackhouse's monumental work. Stackhouse (1677 - 1752) was an English theologian and controversialist. His 'New History of the Holy Bible from the Beginning of the World to the Establishment of Christianity', was brought out in individual paper numbers from 1733 and then published in three folio volumes in 1737. This 1764 edition - which is the first octavo edition, and the first edition in 6 volumes - was sold by Subscription, and there is a 22-page list of Subscribers bound in at the rear of Vol 6, showing not only their town of residence but also (in a great many cases) their occupation. The work is illustrated throughout with elaborately engraved plates and maps, showing views of towns of the ancient world, the City and Tower of Babylon, a Jewish High Priest in his Pontifical Habit, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Herod's Massacre of the Innocents; a Map of the Terrestrial Paradise, etc., etc., etc. A major work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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