*1765* Stackhouse BIBLE HISTORY Plates & Fldg Map LEATHER 400+p 18thC PROVENANCE
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A History of the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, from his Birth, to the Establishment of Christianity . . . The whole illustrated with proper Maps .
By the Reverend Thomas Stackhouse, A.M. Late Vicar of Beenham in Berkshire.
Vol. I. [-II.] Edinburgh: Printed by Sands, Murray, and Cochran, for James Meuros, Bookseller in Kilmarnock, 1765. Thomas Jefferson listed "Stackhouse's history of the Bible. 5.v. 8vo." in his inventory of Wythe's Library, noting that he kept the set himself . He later sold a combined, six-volume set of A New History of the Holy Bible (1767-four volumes) and A New History of the New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (1765-two volumes) by Stackhouse to the Library of Congress.
2 title pages. Approx. 5" x 8". Pub. in Edinburgh, in 1765. F ull polished calf (see cond. notes at bottom) w/ gilt lettered morocco (goat) contrasting black and red labels to hubbed spine. Thick : over 400pp .
Engraved portrait frontispiece by H. Gavis. Ref.: Lowndes V, page 2486. Illustrated w/approx. half-dozen plates, including large folding map.
18th Century Provenance as below.
A bout the work...
Thomas Stackhouse's popular self-published illustrated history of the Bible. This work was originally to be called 'A Complete History of the Holy Bible'. Stackhouse had in May 1732