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The whole genuine and complete works of Flavius Josephus : the learned and authentic Jewish historian, and celebrated warrior : containing I. The antiquities of the Jews, in twenty books; with their wars, memorable transactions, remarkable occurences, their various turns of glory and misery, prosperity and adversity, from the creation of the World. II. The wars of the Jews with the Romans, from their commencement to the final destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, in the reign of Vespasian. In seven books. III. The book of Josephus against Apion, in defence of the Jewish antiquities. In two parts. IV. The martyrdoms of the Maccabees. V. The embassy of Philo, from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Caligula. VI. The life of Flavius Josephus, written by himself. VII. The testimonies of Josephus concerning Our Blessed Saviour, St. John the Baptist, &c. clearly vindicated /
translated from the original in the Greek language, and diligently revised and compared with the writings of cotemporary authors, of different nations, on the subject, all tending to prove the authenticity of the work; to which is added various useful indexes, particularly of the countries, cities, towns, villages, seas, rivers, mountains, lakes, &c. which are related in the history, also a continuation of the history of the Jews, from Josephus down to the present time, including a period of more than one thousand seven hundred years, containing an account of their dispersion into the various parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America; their different persecutions, transactions, various occurences, and present state throughout the know world, with a great variety of other interesting and authentic particulars, collected from various valuable works, recording the principal transactions of the Jews since the time of Josephus by George Henry Maynard, LL. D. ; illustrated with marginal references, and notes, historical, biographical, classical, critical, geographical, and explanatory by the Rev. Edward Kimpton, Vicar of Rogate, in Sussex, and Morning Preacher at St. Matthew's, Bethnal-Green ... ; embellished with upwards of sixty beautiful engravings, taken from original drawings of Messrs. Metz, Stothard, and Corbould, Members of the Royal Academy, and other eminent artists ; and engraved by Grignion, Collier, Heath, Tookey, Taylor, &c.
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London : Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-noster Row; and sold by the booksellers of Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Canterbury, Cambridge, Coventry, Chester, Derby, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Liverpool, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Northampton, Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Sherborn, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Winchester, York; and by all other booksellers in England, Scotland, and Ireland, [1792-1793].
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vi, [7]-723, [3] pages, 62 unnumbered leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations, 3 maps (2 colour, 1 folded) ; 40 cm (folio)
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The whole genuine and complete works of Flavius Josephus : the learned and authentic Jewish historian, and celebrated warrior : containing I. The antiquities of the Jews, in twenty books; with their wars, memorable transactions, remarkable occurences, their various turns of glory and misery, prosperity and adversity, from the creation of the World. II. The wars of the Jews with the Romans, from their commencement to the final destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, in the reign of Vespasian. In seven books. III. The book of Josephus against Apion, in defence of the Jewish antiquities. In two parts. IV. The martyrdoms of the Maccabees. V. The embassy of Philo, from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Caligula. VI. The life of Flavius Josephus, written by himself. VII. The testimonies of Josephus concerning Our Blessed Saviour, St. John the Baptist, &c. clearly vindicated / translated from the original in the Greek language, and diligently revised and compared with the writings of cotemporary authors, of different nations, on the subject, all tending to prove the authenticity of the work; to which is added various useful indexes, particularly of the countries, cities, towns, villages, seas, rivers, mountains, lakes, &c. which are related in the history, also a continuation of the history of the Jews, from Josephus down to the present time, including a period of more than one thousand seven hundred years, containing an account of their dispersion into the various parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America; their different persecutions, transactions, various occurences, and present state throughout the know world, with a great variety of other interesting and authentic particulars, collected from various valuable works, recording the principal transactions of the Jews since the time of Josephus by George Henry Maynard, LL. D. ; illustrated with marginal references, and notes, historical, biographical, classical, critical, geographical, and explanatory by the Rev. Edward Kimpton, Vicar of Rogate, in Sussex, and Morning Preacher at St. Matthew's, Bethnal-Green ... ; embellished with upwards of sixty beautiful engravings, taken from original drawings of Messrs. Metz, Stothard, and Corbould, Members of the Royal Academy, and other eminent artists ; and engraved by Grignion, Collier, Heath, Tookey, Taylor, &c.
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London : Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-noster Row; and sold by the booksellers of Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Canterbury, Cambridge, Coventry, Chester, Derby, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Liverpool, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Northampton, Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Sherborn, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Winchester, York; and by all other booksellers in England, Scotland, and Ireland, [1792-1793].
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BM 4515.g.13.
Bentley, G.E., Blake books, 477E
general note
Imprint date from Bentley.
Includes 3 engravings by William Blake: "The parting of Lot and Abraham, after seperating their flocks, &c." (Metz delin.) (opposite page 13); "The Battle of Ain, & the destruction of the city, by the army of Joshua" (Stothard delin.) (opposite page 64); "The fugitive Shechemites burnt and suffocated in the holds of their retreat by order of King Abimelech" (Metz delin.) (opposite page 76).
The plates are engraved by Grignion (17), Tookey (6), Heath (4), Blake (3), Jas. Neagle (3), Scot (2), Collier (2), Noble (2), Sharp (2), Morris, Smith, Warren, Sparrow, Parker, Warner, Page and Grainger. Illustrators for the plates include C.M. Metz (19), T. West (10), Stothard (5), Luykin (3), Ramberg (3), C. Cooke (2), Corbould, Salvator Rosa, Trepisian, Weston, C. Graves, and Moreau. The remaining ten plates were unsigned.
The two maps are engraved by Thos. Bowen.
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Fisher Knox copy: In 2 vols.
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2679977
 
Gift to Victoria University Library (Blake no. 744). Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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