Title The History of the Old and New Testament Extracted out of Sacred Scripture, from the Holy Fathers, and Other Ecclesiastical Writers. With Good and Useful Morals and Exhortations for the better Government of our Actions in all Conditions...
Book Condition Good+
Publisher London R. Blome 1705
Seller ID 17873
Pale brown cloth boards; worn and somewhat marked. Dk brown leather half-binding: corners rather worn; app 1" vertical split at base of spine, but boards and backstrip intact, and backstrip itself in reasonable condition. Gilt titling and decoration on spine still quite bright. Marbled boards and pastedowns. Front joint slightly exposed, but stitched binding itself intact. Previous owners' names (in large, beautiful copperplate), variously dd late 18th century, on prelims. Lightly spotteed; pp surprisingly supple. 260 b/w engraved plates (incl. frontispiece, and plate at beginning of section two): a number of plates and pp have damaged edges, or have been archivally repaired. Plate nos 109/110 and 139/140 absent(?) from first section of book, and nos 17/18, 19/20, 21/22 and 23/24 absent(?) from second section. The title page says there are "Five Scriptural Maps", though only two are present (possibly the others were never bound): Paradise or The Garden of Eden, and a map of the Mediterranean + Near East in New Testament times. The dedication is "To Her Sacred Majesty ANNE, (By the Grace of God) Queen of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c." Notwithstanding the wear in places, and occasional lacunae, this is a nice example of an impressive and important work. ; 4to (9 1/2" x 15"); 293+103 pages