Itinerarium Novi Testamenti: Or, The Sacred History And Doctrine Of The New Testament, In Question And Answer:.

BROWN, CHRISTOPHER..

Bound in original mottled calf with gilt borders; spine rebacked, in compartments with raised bands, with blind stamped decoration and titles. Some foxing and browning and light wear consistent with age, but otherwise a very good copy.

£220.00

Publisher

Printed for the Author, and Sold by P. Stephens fronting Stationers Hall ; W. Craighton in Ipswich, and by all other Booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland.,

Place

London

Date

1753

Synopsis

With the lives and travels of the virgin mary and joseph, of our saviour jesus christ, his apostles, etc. an explanation of the fixed and moveable feasts, in commemoration of their lives and martyrdoms, and their successors in the church, carried down to the present time. designed for the use of schools, and necessary in all families. to which is added, a supplement describing the universe, the calculation of time, and the regulation of seasons, months, and years. a brief chronology from the creation to our saviour's birth, tables of scripture-measures, weights and coins, accurately calculated, and by decimal arithmetick reduced to our english valuation; a large catalogue of remarkable scripture names, the characters and conditions of them in general. and a form of prayer founded on the scriptural accounts of our fall in adam, and glorious restorotion [sic] by jesus christ. illustrated with eleven curious copper-plates engraved by the best hands. the third edition improved. by the rev. mr. c. brown, catechist.

Item Description

8vo. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. [2] + 8 + 192 + [8] pp.

Illustrations

Illustrated by 10 copper. plates, including portrait frontispiece. Decorated by Royal Arms at head of dedication and by endpiece vignettes. Although eleven plates are called for on the title page, there is no evidence that more than ten appeared in the published version; copies in Library Hub that record plate numbers, report only ten.

Notes

A guide to the New Testament for school and family use written in the form of a Catechism. The commentaries include information on church history and festivals, with the Supplement providing a further account of astronomy, time, the seasons, months and years. At the end are prayers and tables of scriptural measures and proper names. Little appears to be known concerning the author, the Rev. Christopher Brown the Younger, whose portrait engraving forms the frontispiece. (ESTC N 172080).

[Stock No. 25527]

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