The Christian's Family Bible; or, Library of Divine Knowledge. Containing the Sacred Texts of the Old and New Testaments; with the Apocrypha, at Large. Illustrated with Short, but Suitable, Annotations, Historical, Chronological, Biographical, Geographical, Theological, Moral, and Practical. In which many difficult Passages are rendered clear, seeming Contradictions reconciled, and important Truths confirmed; calculated to dispel the Mists of Darkness, enlighten the Ignorant, encourage the Diffident, reclaim the Vicious, reconcile the Doubtful, lead the Wavering into the Paths of Truth, and implant in the Mind of every Reader that Divine Knowledge which is essentially necessary to Salvation. Being a Brief Explanation of the Various Books in the Old and New Testaments. And, as a Farther Illustration, will be given, a Chronological Index of Places mentioned in the Holy Scriptures; a Brief Account of the Apostles and their Successors, who propagated the Christian Religion, by presiding over the Apostolic Churches of Antioch, Jerusalem, etc. The Whole Forming a Body of Christian Divinity. Notes are selected from the most eminent and approved Authors, and are designed to assist plain Persons, who cannot purchase more expensive commentaries, in gaining Knowledge of Divine Truth. Embellished and Enriched with Engravings, illustrative of the various Transactions recorded in the Sacred Writings.
Liverpool: Caxton Press, printed by Nuttall, Fisher, and Dixon, no date [circa 1840]. [Bible] FINELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED. Folio (41 x 26cm), pp. 960 . With 45 engraved plates by various artists, including an engraved frontispiece and a decorated title page. Plates dated variously between 1815 and 1839. Contemporary tan full panelled calf, with gilt titles to burgundy label on spine, and further gilt decoration. All edges marbled, and brown endpapers. A black ink ownership to the front pastedown, dated 1842. Heavy toning to leaves up to about p.120; quite crisp and clean thereafter. A 3cm tear to the margin of the plate facing p.124, with moderate spotting and a few small nicks and marks to numerous other plates. Upper joint starting, with moderate general wear and bumping to binding. Very good. This edition seems to have first appeared around 1815, with commentary by the Wesleyan Preacher James Wood (1751-1840), but this copy has plates dated as late as 1839 inserted into it. Item #60277
Not in Darlow and Moule.
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