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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Works of Flavius Josephus.

JOSEPHUS (Flavius).

JOSEPHUS (Flavius).

The Works of Flavius Josephus. Containing, I. The Life of Josephus, as written by Himself. II. The Antiquities of the Jewish People; with a defence of those Antiquities, in Answer to Apion. III. The History of the Martyrdom of the Maccabees; and the Wars of the Jews with the Neighbouring Nations till the final Destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman Power. IV. An Account of Philo's Ambassy from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Cligula. The Whole newly Translated from the Original Greek, by Ebenezer Thompson, D.D. and William Charles Price, LL.D.

Vol. 1 with engraved title-page, engraved frontispiece, 42 plates (one folding) and nine folding maps; vol.2 with engraved title-page, engraved frontispiece and 17 plates.

Two volumes. 4to. [271 x 201 x 115 mm]. 719pp; 644, [26] pp. Bound in contemporary tree calf, the spines divided into six panels by raised bands flanked with a gilt fillet, lettered in the second panel on a red goatskin label and numbered in the third on a green label with additional gilt tooling, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, plain endleaves, light yellow edges. (Joints worn and partly cracked but firm, headcaps chipped, rubbed).
London: printed for Fielding and Walker, 1777-1778.

A very good clean copy. The bindings show signs of wear but are structurally sound and still handsome (with especially attractive labels).

This is the first Thompson-Price edition (the red labels are lettered "Thompson's Josephus") and was followed by a single volume edition in 1795. The ESTC entry notes that it was issued in parts, and copies are found with a subscriber's list in vol.1. No subscriber's list was ever present in this copy.

Bookplate of George Norris (1766-1832) of Wood Norton Hall, Norfolk.

Stock no. ebc4188

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