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The genuine and complete works of Flavius Josephus : the celebrated warlike, learned and authentic Jewish historian : containing I. The antiquities of the Jews in twenty books; with their wars, memorable transactions, authentic and remarkable occurences, their various turns of glory and misery, of prosperity and adversity, &c. 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 /
the whole 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 will be now first added, a continuation of the history of the Jews, from Josephus down to the present time, including a period of more than 1700 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 known world, also various copious indexes, particularly of the countries, cities, towns, villages, seas, rivers, mountains, lakes, &c. : together with marginal references to the various important occurences recorded in the work : also notes historical, biographical, classical, critical, geographical and explanatory; and every other striking matter recorded in the works of the celebrated Josephus : likewise tables of the Jewish coins, weights, measures, &c. used in the time of the author, with a great variety of other interesting and authentic particulars never given in any work of the like kind either in the English or any other language by George Henry Maynard, LL. D. ; embellished with a great number of beautiful copper plates, descriptive of the most distinguished transactions related in the work, from original drawings of the ingenious Messrs. Metz, Stothard, and Corbould, members of the Royal Academy, and other eminent artists ; the whole engraved by the most capital performers, particularly Grignion, Collier, Heath, Tookey, Taylor, &c.
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London : Printed for J. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-noster-Row, [1785-1786].
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vi, [7]-723 [that is, 717], [1] pages, 61 unnumbered leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations, 3 maps (2 colour) (engravings) ; 40 cm (folio)
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The genuine and complete works of Flavius Josephus : the celebrated warlike, learned and authentic Jewish historian : containing I. The antiquities of the Jews in twenty books; with their wars, memorable transactions, authentic and remarkable occurences, their various turns of glory and misery, of prosperity and adversity, &c. 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 / the whole 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 will be now first added, a continuation of the history of the Jews, from Josephus down to the present time, including a period of more than 1700 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 known world, also various copious indexes, particularly of the countries, cities, towns, villages, seas, rivers, mountains, lakes, &c. : together with marginal references to the various important occurences recorded in the work : also notes historical, biographical, classical, critical, geographical and explanatory; and every other striking matter recorded in the works of the celebrated Josephus : likewise tables of the Jewish coins, weights, measures, &c. used in the time of the author, with a great variety of other interesting and authentic particulars never given in any work of the like kind either in the English or any other language by George Henry Maynard, LL. D. ; embellished with a great number of beautiful copper plates, descriptive of the most distinguished transactions related in the work, from original drawings of the ingenious Messrs. Metz, Stothard, and Corbould, members of the Royal Academy, and other eminent artists ; the whole engraved by the most capital performers, particularly Grignion, Collier, Heath, Tookey, Taylor, &c.
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London : Printed for J. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-noster-Row, [1785-1786].
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Bentley, G.E. Blake books, 477A
general note
"The plates are the same as those in Kimpton's History [Edward Kimpton's A new and complete universal history of the Holy Bible (1781?)], except that each has an elaborate new border misleadingly labelled at the top 'Engraved for Maynard's Josephus' (only the border was engraved for Josephus), the previous signatures ... and titles are [replaced by] new ones ..."--Bentley.
Engravers not mentioned on title-page: Scot, Morris, Smith, Warner, Noble, Grainger, Warren, Sparrow, Sharp, Parker, Jas. Neagle, and Page.
Illustrators not mentioned on title-page: Moreau, Trepisian, Salvator Rosa, C. Graves, T. West, Luykin, C. Cooke, Weston, Sharpe, and Ramberg.
Includes 3 engravings by William Blake: facing pages 13, 65, and 76.
Includes indexes.
Issued in 61 weekly parts, each with 1 plate, from Oct. 22, 1785, to Dec. 23, 1786. Cf. Bentley.
Signatures: [A-B]² C-8T².
Two of the maps are engraved by Thos. Bowen.
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8995194

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