Publisher:Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London
Edition:Presumed First Thus
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Leather, Book Condition: Poor, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A., Presumed First Thus
The Apocrypha ('hidden things') are contemporaneous with the Old Testament, but were not officially accepted as part of the Bible when the Hebrew 'canon' was set. They did, however, form part of the Greek Scriptures and came into English Bibles by that route. The writings of the Apocrypha run the whole gamut of literary genres: histories, romances, devotional works, proverbs and sermons. Many complement parts of the Old Testament and readers will recognise some familiar Biblical characters in the narratives, such as Daniel and Esther. Undated but previous owner's inscription on fep. gives April, 1845; front & rear covers have blind-stamped device of the S.P.C.K. in the centre of a diamond border within an outer-edge border with the space between these decorated with a blind-tooled foliate motif; brown endpapers; previous owner's name inside front cover & some faint writing referring to markings in the text (very few & in pencil) above the "extract from the Sixth Article of Religion" which is affixed to the inside fep.; there does not appear to be a title page other than the title 'Apocrypha' printed at the head of page 1 of the first book (Esdras); the front cover, fep. & first page are detached from the book & there is a dark stain to the top quarter of the rear cover; the cover also shows wear to the corners, edges & spine ends; 232 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Christianity; Bible; Old Testament; Religion & Theology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: THG00031.