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Scripture biography: or the lives and characters of the principal personages recorded in the sacred writings, practically adapted to the instruction of youth and private families.

Watkins, John.

Published by Pr. for Richard Phillips, London, 1802
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Very uncommon early edition, with no holdings reported by WorldCat. First published in 1801, it went through several editions, the latest dated being 1830. Contains chapters on Adam, Cain and Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, Balaam, Joshua, Ruth, Samuel, David, Solomon, Elijah, Elisha, Daniel, Esther and Mordecai, St. John the Baptist, and Jesus Christ. Includes a list of school books on pp. 492?496 and errata at bottom of contents page. 12mo. [2 (1 blank)], (iii)?vii, [1], 496, [2 (blank)] pp. Contemporary sheep, covers detached: spine with gilt-stamped rules, title gilt-stamped on a red leather spine label; much rubbed, with a small piece of leather from back cover missing, spine label missing. Previous owner's signatures (dated 1812) on front free endpaper and at top of title-page. No other markings inside. A few small stains to preliminary pages, and several dark stains in middle of text block, limited to lower margins. Two corners folded, rear free endpaper loose and chipped. Otherwise, leaves generally clean and free of chipping and tearing. Copy for an impoverished collector. Bookseller Inventory # 7537

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Title: Scripture biography: or the lives and ...

Publisher: Pr. for Richard Phillips, London

Publication Date: 1802

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