Scripture Natural History; Being an Account of Animals, Trees, Plants, and Precious Stones mentioned in Holy Scripture, given principally in extracts from the works of travellers: together with some Remarks on Agriculture, Climate, &c.

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Boards and spine rubbed and faded. Several 3/4" and smaller tears to cloth along joints. Hinges broken at endpapers. A couple of previous owners' signatures. ; viii, 439, [1] pages + [4] pages advertisements. Contemporary blind-stamped cloth boards. Page dimensions: 165 x 101mm. Numerous small in-text engraved illustrations of animals, many signed "Whimper". Many passages from the bible referring to animals are quoted, e.g. Deuteronomy xxxii. 11. "As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings" - page 50. Also with quotations from later zoological writers. "There are two animals which each claim to be the unicorn of Scripture, viz., the buffalo and the rhinoceros. Of both of these a short account will be given, but the general opinion is in favour of the latter" - page 141. ; 16mo

Title: Scripture Natural History; Being an Account of Animals, Trees, Plants, and Precious Stones mentioned in Holy Scripture, given principally in extracts from the works of travellers: together with some Remarks on Agriculture, Climate, &c.

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Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: [1850s]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 12076

Keywords: Christianity Religion