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Historic Certainties respecting the Early History of America, developed in a Critical Examination of the Book of the Chronicles of the Land of Ecnarf

By [Aristarchus Newlight] Richard Whately

1851 - London - John W. Parker

6.5" by 5.5", 62, [2]pp.

 

 
 
 

 

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An entertaining parody being a criticism of the mythological interpretation of the New Testament presented in The Life of Jesus by D. F. Strauss.

Compiled by Richard Whately under the pseudonym 'Aristarchus Newlight'. Richard Whately was an English rhetorician, logician, economist, and theologian who also served as the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin.

From the private library of theologian and professor of philosophy, David A. Pailin.

Smartly rebound by John Rylands.

CONDITION

Rebound in a black buckram binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, extremely smart. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with only the odd handling mark. David Pailin's bookplate to the front pastedown, as well as binder's label to the rear pastedown. Overall: NEAR FINE.


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