THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIBLE Or, A Description of all the Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects, Trees, Plants, Flowers, Gums, and Precious Stones, mentioned in the sacred scriptures. Collected from the best authorities, and alphabetically arranged

Harris, Thaddeus M

Editorial: Wells and Lily, Boston, 1820
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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xl, 476 pages; Contents clean and tight in contemporary sheepskin binding - rubbed and worn. Former owner's name on front pastedown endpaperand title page, scattered foxing, front board detached. OCLC: 2788893 Shoemaker 1526. Thaddeus Mason Harris (1768-1842) was a clergyman from Charlestown, Massachusetts. His father was a patriot, who died during the Revolutionary War, leaving his family destitute. In 1787 he was graduated at Hat-yard and invited to become private secretary to General Washington, but an attack of small-pox prevented that. He studied theology, and in 1781 was appointed librarian at Harvard University, which awarded him the degree of D. D. in 1813. Harris' deep interest in natural history and the natural world, as well as extensive study of the bible led to the work offerred here. He stated that the purpose of his Natural History of the Bible was to provide a "clear and correct explanation" of "the various beasts, birds and plants which are expressly mentioned or incidentally referred to" in the Bible. In part, Harris wanted to differentiate "clean creatures" from "unclean creatures." The work is incredibly detailed; Harris refers to 51 "principal authorities" in Latin, French, English, Hebrew and Greek from which he drew information. Harris was also active in Freemasonry. N° de ref. de la librería 39480

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Editorial: Wells and Lily, Boston

Año de publicación: 1820

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

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