One volume bound in leather with gilt lettering. With colour illustrations throughout, this is an uncommon edition of the Holy Bible.
John Eadie (1810-1876) Scottish theologian and biblical critic, was born at Alva, in Stirlingshire.
This version of the Holy Bible contains the Old and New Testament, commentaries of Scott and Henry and numerous colour illustrations. There is a largely unused family register and portrait gallery.
In 1835 he became minister of the Cambridge Street Secession church in Glasgow, and for many years he was generally regarded as the leading representative of his denomination in Glasgow. He was distinguished by good sense, earnestness and breadth of sympathy.
In 1843 Eadie was appointed professor of biblical literature and hermeneutics in the Divinity Hall of the United Presbyterian body. He held this appointment along with his ministerial charge till the close of his life. Few biblical commentators of his day surpassed him in range of learning. In the professor's chair, as in the pulpit, his strength lay in the tact with which he selected the soundest results of biblical criticism, whether his own or that of others, and presented them in a clear and connected form, with a constant view to their practical bearing.
He produced a number of works including the Biblical Cyclopaedia, Cruden's Concordance, Early Oriental History, discourses on the Divine Love and on Paul the Preacher and commentaries on the Greek text of St Paul's epistles to the Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Galatians, published at intervals in four volumes. His last work was the History of the English Bible.
The binding is firm with the boards securely attached, although the outer hinges are starting. There is some wear to the extremities including some rubbing and some bumping. The metal clasp is missing. Internally, the pages are bright with some occasional spotting. One of the family register sections has been filled in. Overall, the condition of this volume is very good.