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The Wicked Life and Wofull Death of Herod the Great, a Stranger by Nation, yet by the Romans made King of the Jews

By Samuel Clarke

1664 - London - William Miller

7.5" by 5.6", (2), 58pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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A scarce First Edition of Clarke's life of Herod.

Bound in leather with gilt lettering and marbled paper-covered boards.

With an engraved frontis.

"Taking in also the Story of the Jews during all the time of his Reign, which was about 37 years: whereof thirty five were before the Incarnation of Christ, and two after.

"Whereby much light is given to many passages in the Evangelists: and at which time that Prophesie of old Jacob was fulfilled: The Scepter shall not depart from Judah, not a Law-giver from between his feet, till Shilo come. Gen. 49. 10." - Title page.

"Samuel Clarke (15991682), clergyman, ejected minister, and biographer ... specialized in compilations of biographies, taken in the main from the printed and manuscript works of other godly ministers, and in collections of cautionary tales and cases of conscience, again extracted from others' writings" - ODNB. 

CONDITION

The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge is starting but still firm. There is only some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages have occasional spots, very mild browning, and light tidemarks which do not affect text. The front free endpaper is partially detatched. The frontis has been repaired, and has a small split to the top of the inner margin. There are embossed institutional stamps to the first three pages and last printed page, which has slight chips to the outer margin. There are repairs to small closed tears on one side of the first eight pages. Overall the condition is very good.


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