Edition : First edition., Contemporary calf tooled boards, expertly rebacked with spine in seven compartments of raised gilt bands, gilt text on two and seven. , For his translation of Josephus?s works, L?Estrange earned £600, a large sum at the time. He was a well-known royalist, characterized by Dr. Johnson as ?the first writer on record who regularly enlisted himself under the banners of a party for pay, and fought for it through right and wrong? (DNB). He published several political pamphlets, and later wrote and published a widely-read (and often-abused) periodical called the ?Observator? However, ?L?Estrange is seen to best literary advantage in his translations.?, Size : Folio., With three copper plates including the engraved frontispiece, as well as four folding maps., References : DNB XI:997-1007., P. (4), blank, frontis, title, blank, preface (2), 1-18, 1-130, 149-554, 585-596, 745-980, (1), 981, (1), 982, (1), 983-987, (1), 988, (1), 989, (1), 990, (1), 991-1106, index 1107-1130, (4). Title corners professionally reinforced. Signature ex-libris in period hand on second and third-to-last leaves. A fine copy with seven plates and maps. Text and plates are clean and crisp.Several mispaginations, some serious, but with no apparent loss: 89 marked as ?90?,119 marked as ?117?,125 marked as ?123?,128 marked as ?118?,131-148 page #s missing but no apparent loss,248-249 marked as ?348-349?,256 marked as ?265?,288 marked as ?290?,378 marked as ?368?,389-390 marked as ?397-398?,395-396 marked as ?403-404?,549-550 marked as ?579-580?,555-584 page #s missing but no apparent loss,597-744 page #s missing but no apparent loss,830 marked as ?810?,947 marked as ?997?,950 marked as ?1000?,At pp. 980, as well as at 987, only one side of the leaf is paginated, but text runs continuously on both sides,991 marked as ?992?. N° de réf. du libraire B3316
Titre : The Works of Flavius Josephus: Translated ...
Éditeur : Richard Sare c. 1702
Date d'édition : 1702
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Description du livre Richard Sare at Grays-Inn-Gate in Holburn, London, 1702. Hardcover. État : Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Contemporary calf boards, corners slightly bumped, spine in six compartments, very minor fanning and foxing throughout. Small hole - a tear on the title page. Pages 22/23 two page map of Israel. The title page and pages 65, 218 have copper plate prints. Pence being obviously in short supply in Staffordshire when this book was bought, to reduce cost many of the usual engravings associated with this edition have been deliberate left or missed out. Provenance ex-libris: has the bookplate of Ralph Sneyd (1692-1733 see more below). Also bookplate of Christine Flavell, unfortunately I haven't been able to find out more on this lady, Flavius Josephus is best remembered as an unparalleled chronicler of first-century C.E. Jewish history. His legacy also includes a military record marked by the betrayal of his peers and capitulation to the Romans. As a commander in the Jewish revolt, Josephus attempted to persuade his companions to open the gates of Yodfat for the Romans, and when the city fell, he reneged on the group¿s suicide pact and personally surrendered. After the destruction of Jerusalem, Flavius Josephus lived as a Roman citizen in the emperor¿s palace, enjoying the luxurious life of a dignitary and scholar. SNEYD, Ralph (1692-1733), of Keele Hall and Bradwell, Staffs Biography - The Sneyds were a Staffordshire family who had made their fortune in trade in the 16th century. Both Sneyds great-grandfather and great-uncle were MPs in the Restoration period and his grandfather was a deputy-lieutenant at his death in 1703. Little is known about Sneyd's early life until he was elected to Parliament only a few months after his 21st birthday at the general election of 1713. On the Worsley list of this Parliament he was classed as a Tory. Not surprisingly, given his relative youth, he was not an active Member during the 1714 session. He was nominated on 23 March to draft a Staffordshire highways bill, but may have been absent from the later stages of the session, having on 4 May been granted leave to go into the country for a month. Outside the Commons Sneyds activities are difficult to differentiate from those of his numerous relatives, especially his namesake, and second cousin, Ralph Sneyd of Bishton, who was a J. P. in the later years of Queen Annes reign. Ralph Sneyd of Keele has been regarded as a Jacobite owing to his role as the instigator of a riot at Newcastle-under-Lyme in July 1715 (for which he was subsequently indicted) during which the Dissenting meeting-house and the homes of prominent Nonconformists were attacked and Jacobite slogans chanted. The episode does not seem to have prevented his appointment as a J. P. in the commission of July 1717, and his name may simply have been inadvertently left out at first. This omission was rectified when Lord Chief Justice Parker (Thomas*) discovered it, as he related to Sneyd, while acting as an arbitrator in a dispute over compensation claims for damages against him for his role in the riots. Either Sneyd or a namesake was regarded in 1721 as likely to support a Jacobite rising. He retained his place on the bench until his death, which, when added to his appointment as a deputy-lieutenant in 1725 (upon Lord Ferrers¿ appointment as lord lieutenant), may indicate that he had modified his political stance, whereas his cousin of Bishton was left out of the commission in March 1718 due to his sons intervention against a government candidate in a by-election at Lichfield. Ralph Sneyd died at the end of October and was buried on 4 Nov. 1733. N° de réf. du libraire 000767