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Lot 1204: Samuel Parker THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORIES OF EUSEBIUS SOCRATES SOZOMEH AND THEODORIT 1729 Antique History Large Quarto Engraved Plates
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Ecclesiastical Histories of Eusebius, Socrates, Sozomen, and Theodorit. Faithfully Translated and Abridg'd from the Originals. Together with a Brief Account of the Lives of These Historians and Several Useful Notes and Illustrations, and a Copious Index. To Which is Now Added, by a Friend, an Abridgment of the History of Evagrius Scholasticus. The Whole Chiefly Design'd for the Use of Young Students in Divinity, and Families Religiously Disposed.
Author: Samuel Parker - Samuel Parker was an accomplished writer and translator. He published a verse translation of Homer's Battle of the Frogs and the Mice (Homer in a Nutshell, 1699) and two translations of Cicero (Tully's Five Books De Finibus, 1702; Cicero's Cato Major, etc, 1704). He also translated several of the orations of Athanasius and produced an abridged translation of Eusebius, which was eventually bundled with other translations and abridgments of early church fathers, The Ecclesiastical Histories.
Publisher: Printed for C. Rivington
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 651 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: This antique leather large quarto has separated boards, and the binding is split in three places. There is moderate to heavy external wear. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and scattered light foxing. The work is illustrated with engravings at the beginning of each section (including a frontispiece) and decorated headpieces, tailpieces, and initials.
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