Origines hebraeae: The Antiquities of the Hebrew Republick, in Four Books.
8vo. ix, 502 pp. Unpaginated contents, and subscribers' list at front, and unpaginated index at rear. Some pages misnumbered; after p. 504, pages are renumbered 496-502, at the book's conclusion, but not simply a reprint of those earlier pages. One page of the contents section is partially torn out. Full brown leather binding. Corners bumped. With edge wear. Spine rubbed. Scoring to front cover. Water staining to early pages. Some tearing to pages edges. Light worming to page edges. In poor/fair condition.The best-known of the publications of Rev.Thomas Lewis (1680 - 1749), a controversial Church of England clergyman. It summarises in considerable detail the evidence for the history, religion and customs of the ancient Jewish state, drawing on rabbinical sources as well as on the Bible. The second volume describes the architecture and internal arrangement of the First and Second Temples at Jerusalem.
Book ID: 9486