London (1650 & 1654): J. Flesher & Prostant Apud L. Sadler. First Edition. Full-Leather. Annales Veteris Testamenti, London, 1650; Folio, [viii]554 pages; contemporary full calf. [Together with]: Annales. In Quibus, Praeter Maccabaicam et Novi Testamenti Historiam....Chronicon....London, 1654; [iv]702 pages. Title pages in red and black; Annales is bound in first. First editions of the two works which form the whole of Archbishop Ussher's chronology of the world, from it's creation (which he fixed at 6:00 p.m., October 22, 4004 B.C.), through the era of the Caesars to c. 73 A.D. Ussher's chronology is the most influential such work ever written, being the traditional chronology of the English Bible. His fixing of the creation in 4004 B.C. was a major argument used against Darwinian evolution in the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial." In Annales Veteris Testamenti, A2 is misnumbered A3. Internally, very clean and bright; front hinge starting, but strong; armorial book plate. (Inventory #: 7507)
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