Brattleboro, Vt. Brattleboro Typographic Company. 1836.
A massive illustrated volume in seven parts, each paginated separately. Leather bound, 10.75 x 7 inches. Cover bumped with leather loss; cover and spine abraded. Hinges weak; first few pages loosely bound. Considerable foxing affecting especially a number of illustrations. The volume, described on an unnumbered page that follows the title page, is said to be "As perfect a help to the study of the Bible as possible." There follows descriptive text in which the volume's seven parts are adumbrated: I) A very full and complete alphabetical index of all the matters discussed in the commentary; II) Cruden's Concordance, abridged but retaining the definitions; III) A biographical, historical, and geographical index of the Bible; IV) A symbolical index to the Bible; V) A large number of useful tables; VI) Complete biographies of Henry, by Williams; Scott, by his son, etc. VII) A complete index and brief dictionary of the Bible. Chief among the illustrations is an attractive tipped-in folding map of Jerusalem "from actual survey" by Frederick Catherwood dated July 1835. Map size 10 x 8 inches on page size 12 x 10.5 inches; short marginal tear and small corner paper loss; scattered light foxing, chiefly in margins. Writing in the "Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress," Yehoshua Ben-Arich observes that Catherwood's maps "are considered among the most accurate of the early survey maps of the Holy City." The map is extremely detailed and the impression is sharply defined. Item #49459