1719 · London
The "eighth edition," with the title-page printed in black and red, of a work that remained popular from its first appearance in 1662. As the title proclaims, it is a study of the "divine authority" of the Bible and hence of its truth and historical reliability in all matters. This edition has "added part of another book upon the same subject, written A.D. MDCXCVII; publishd from the authors own manuscript." Each part has its own title-page.
The vast sweep of the work and its continuation can succinctly be seen by the inclusion of discussion of the origin of the American Indians in part I and of the merits of Descartes and Newton in part II.
The text of this volume also formed volume II of the 1709 edition of Stillingfleet's works, but as volume II, the pagination is continuous and totals 674 numbered pages.
Provenance: Ownership signature in two places of Benjamin Treadwell Onderdonk, one dated New York, March 23, 1813; in 1830 he became the Anglican bishop of New York.
ESTC T101210. Early 19th-century plain sheep, well worn, abraded, and joints starting to open. (Inventory #: 20718)