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The Precious Blood of the Son of God,



The Precious Blood of the Son of God, Shed without the Gates of Jerusalem, for The Redemption of Lost and Undone Sinners: Whereby his great Love to Mankind is Undeniably Manifested. In these following Particulars, His Agony in the Garden, being betray'd by Judas; falsely accused before Annas, Caiaphas, Herod, and Pilate; his being Scourged, Scorned, and pitefully used; his Condemnation and going to Execution; how he was Crucified; of his being Reviled, pardoning the Thief upon the Cross, and giving up the Ghost. All which is practically Apply'd and Improv'd; for the bringing of Sinners out of the Way of Sin and Hell, into the Ways of Wisdom; Whose Ways are Ways of Pleasantness, and all her Paths are Peace. The Eighteenth Edition.

Woodcut frontispiece with three Biblical images.

12mo. [152 x 89 x 17 mm]. [3]ff, 114pp. Bound in contemporary sheep, the covers with a blind double fillet border, the spine divided into four panels with blind double fillets, exposed inner boards. (Top half of front joint cracked, upper headcap missing, rubbed).
London: printed for Robert Gifford, in Old Bedlam, without Bishopsgate, 1706

Imperfect - lacking pp.33/4, and priced accordingly. Pointed-finger in manuscript in margins of pp. 9, 31 and 43. Browned throughout.

Bold ink inscription on front fly-leaf: "Robert Beck / His Book / 1706", repeated at the rear with further manuscript annotations. Inscribed at the head of the license (on recto of frontispiece): "Hephzibah Smith / the Gift of her Dear / & Affectionate Mother / 1824".

All editions are rare and this "eighteenth edition" is unrecorded. ESTC lists five London editions:
1. 1696 - "the sixth edition" - UCLA (imperfect).
2. 1698 - "the ninth edition" - Glasgow University.
3. 1699 - "the tenth edition" - British Library.
4. 1717 - "the ninth and twentieth edition" - Worcester College, Oxford.
5. 1731 - "the four and thirtieth edition" - British Library.

There were also two editions published in Boston, MA. in 1703 ("the seventh edition") and 1712 ("the eighth edition") and they too are rare.

Stock no. ebc6736

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Price: £300