Antiquitates Christianae or, the History of the Life and Death of the Holy Jesus: as also the Lives, Acts and Martyrdoms of His Apostles. In Two Parts
by Taylor, Jeremy and William Cave
London: Luke Meredith (Printer), 1694. Original 8th edition (not an e-book, paperback, etc.). Hardcover. NF contents but for a hint of age toning to some page edges. Clean, tight, bright; no marks. Binding basic rebinding.. NF. Dark green library buckram with gilt title on spine. (rebinding) Contents original. XXVIII + vi + 432 + (12) + (12) + xiv + 186. Includes bw general frontis, red/black-lettered main title page, 1 foldout engraving, 2 two-page engravings, and 14 single-plate engravings. A bit heavy at 6 pounds. Will require extra shipping. Text in English (watch out for letters "f" and "s"). The 2 parts are The First Part, containing The Life of Christ, written by Jer. Taylor, late Lord Bishop of Down and Connor, and The Second, Containing The Lives of the Apostles, with an Enumeration, and some Brief Remarks upon their furst Successors in the Five Great Spoltolical Churches, by William Cave, D.D. Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty. Engravings include: the bw fronti;, a portrait of Jeremy Taylor (Chaplain to King Charles I) by Pierre Lombart (P. Lombart Sculpsit); dual bw illustrations at the beginning of each section; 1 fold-out engraving; one each of the writers of the Gospels; 10 engravings of the life of Christ; and a "family tree" of the Catholic Church (2 pages). A beautiful book.
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