London: Printed for S. Austen, 1748. First edition. Hardcover. 4, , 442 pp.; illustrated with copperplate frontispiece, 4 folding maps, 21 folding plates; octavo, old calf rebacked with sized linen cloth. Covers fairly worn, skinned patch at bottom corner of rear board, moderate foxing to text and a few plates and maps, a couple plates with short tears to folds, but overall a very sturdy and presentable copy. Item #22173
An explanation and analysis of the Holy Bible using a point-by-point question and answer format assuming the historicity of biblical events. Beginning with the creation and concluding with the life of Paul. Indexed. The engraved plates are quite nice, including a large illustration of the Crucifixion after a painting by Peter Paul Rubens. ESTC T89234.