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JOSEPHUS, Flavius (37 or 8--97?)
[Works. English. Whiston. 1814]
The works of Flavius Josephus, the learned and authentic Jewish historian and celebrated warrior. In four volumes. To which are added, three dissertations, concerning Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, James the Just, God's command to Abraham, &c. With an index to the whole. Translated by William Whiston, A.M. ...
Edinburgh printed for John & James Robertson; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London, 1814.
4 vols ; 21.4 cm (8º)
I: 475, [1] p.
II: [2], 439, [1] p., [1] fold. map
III: [2], 448 p., [1] fold. map
IV: [2], 427, [1], xl p., [1] fold. map

Imprint on verso of title-pages: Edinburgh: printed by J. & C. Muirhead. Whiston's translation of the works of Josephus was first published in 1737 (q.v.). One of the treasures of Soane's library is a fifteenth-century illuminated MS. of Josephus's History of the Jews, previously in the Royal Library of King Edward IV (MS 1, vol. 135; see Eric G. Millar, 'Les manuscrits à peintures des bibliothèques de Londres', Paris, from Bulletin de la Société Française de Reproductions de Manuscrits à Peintures, 1914--1920, pp. 9--14), at Lord Berwick's Attingham sale in August 1827 for £147.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone on 4 November 1816 for £1 16s. 0d. (Spiers Box).

Binding C19th polished calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments, dark blue and green morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 76


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