THE GENUINE AND COMPLETE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, Flavius Josephus, George Henry Maynard.
THE GENUINE AND COMPLETE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS,
THE GENUINE AND COMPLETE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS,

THE GENUINE AND COMPLETE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS,

the celebrated warlike, learned and authentic Jewish historian. Containing: I. The antiquities of the Jews....; II. The wars of the Jews with the Romans....; III. The Book of Josephus against Apion....; 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 .... The whole translated from the original in the Greek language .... 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.... Also various copious indexes, particularly of the countries, cities, towns, villages, seas, rivers, mountains, lakes, &c.... 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. Stothard, and Corbould.... Pp. vi+[7]-724(complete, but occasionally misnumbered)+[4](list of subscribers), engraved frontispiece plus 59[of 60] plates (including a folding plan of Jerusalem, and 2 maps with hand coloured highlights), indices; cr. folio; contemporary calf, the spine with gilt lettered skiver label and raised bands, the boards worn, particularly at edges, with long splits to upper joint, the upper board detached, the spine quite rubbed, extremities chipped and torn; marbled endpapers; upper hinge completely cracked, bookplate on upper pastedown, several mainly small tears and a few neat paper repairs (notably to frontispiece), small hole to pp. 461/2(slightly affecting one word of text), a few marginal damp stains, scattered light foxing, soiling, and minor wear & tear; printed for J. Cooke, London, n.d.[1786?]. Keynes, Bibliography of William Blake, 100; Bentley, Blake Books, 477A (pp. 585-9). *Lacking the 18th plate (The triumph of David, after the death of Goliath). Different issues of this edition are extant (Bentley identifies 5), with minor variations, usually to the title page. The present copy has the title in the Bentley's first state, undated, and with no reference to Edward Kimpton, (who contributed additional notes and references to subsequent issues). A few of the plates are dated (variously from November 1785 to January 1786). Three of the plates for this edition (opposite pp. 12, 65 and 76) were engraved by William Blake. According to Bentley, p. 588: 'This and later editions were probably sold both in weekly numbers (over more than a year) and bound together in one or two volumes'. Item #096758

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