Rare book, good condition for age with obvious wear to boards. Age appropriate colouring to pages. Webbing exposed to first and last page, otherwise binding ok. The Holy Land map included and in very good condition.
'A glance at the pages which follow, will show the reader the plan of the present work: a few words may, however, be added regarding the method of its execution. There is an article on each of the sixty-six Biblical books; there is also one on the Apocrypha. A notice—or, where needful, a short biography—has been given of every man or woman mentioned in the Bible. All of the places referred to have also been introduced, so have all objects of natural science. The interval between Old and New Testament receives extensive treatment. There are brief histories not merely of the Hebrew race and nation, but also of all the heathen powers with which the chosen people from time to time came into contact. Various other subjects are taken up in the volume. Though a considerable amount of theology has been introduced, yet the work was designed to be Biblical rather than theological: to have treated both subjects with equal fullness would have required, perhaps, one hundred additional pages...'
Beginning of the Preface in the 1896 edition