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The whole genuine and complete works of Flavius Josephus the learned and authentic Jewish historian, and celebrated warrior : containing ... / translated from the original in the Greek language, and diligently revised and compared with the writings of co[n]temporary authors, of different nations, on the subject, all tending to prove the authenticity of the work ; to which is added, various useful indexes, particularly of the countries, cities, towns, villages, seas, rivers, mountains, lakes, &c. which are related to the history ; also, a continuation of the history of the Jews, from Josephus down to the present time, including a period of more than one thousand seven hundred years, containing an account of their dispersion into the various parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, their different persecutions, transactions, various occurrences, and present state throughout the known world, with a great variety of other interesting and authentic particulars collected from various valuable works, recording the principal transactions of the Jews since the time of Josephus, by George Henry Maynard ... ; illustrated with marginal references and notes, historical, biographical, classical, critical, geographical, and explanatory, by the Rev. Edward Kimpton ... ; embellished with sixty beautiful engravings, taken from original drawings of Messrs. Metz, Stothard, and Corbould, members of the Royal Academy, and engraved by American artists.

Author/Creator:
Josephus, Flavius.
Standardized Title:
Works. English. 1795.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Printed and sold by Archibald Woodruff and John Turner, No. 17, Chesnut-Street, M,DCC,XCV. [1795]
Format/Description:
Archive
vi, [1], 8-264, 269-700, 703-723, [3] p., [60] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., 2 maps, 1 plan ; 43 cm. (fol)
Fingerprint:
heis eyld a-ts Asap (3) 1795 (R)
Subjects:
Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D.
Jews -- History -- Rebellion, 66-73
Jews -- Antiquities.
Form/Genre:
Subscribers' lists -- Pennsylvania -- 18th century
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Contents:
(from t. p.) I. The antiquities of the Jews, in twenty books, with their wars, memorable transactions, remarkable occurrences, their various turns of glory and misery, prosperity and adversity, from the creation of the world
II. The wars of the Jews with the Romans, from their commencement to the final destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in the reign of Vespasian, in seven books
III. The book of Josephus against Apion in defence of the Jewish antiquities, in two parts
IV. The martyrdoms of the Maccabees
V. The embassy of Philo from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Caligula
VI. The life of Flavius Josephus, written by himself
VII. Testimonies of Josephus concerning our blessed Saviour, St. John the Baptist, &c. clearly vindicated.
Notes:
The martyrdoms of the Maccabees, erroneously attributed to Josephus, is the apocryphal Fourth Book of Maccabees.
Translated by Maynard.
Nos. 265-268, 701-702 omitted in paging.
Numerous errors in paging.
First issued in parts, New York, 1792-1794.
The engravings are copperplates by Anderson, C. Tiebout, and A. Doolittle.
Printed in two columns.
"Directions to the binder ..."--p. [724].
List of subscribers, p. [725-726].
Local notes:
Kaplan Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2012 by Arnold and Deanne Kaplan.
Penn Provenance:
Sellers, Nathan (Autograph) (RBC copy)
Sellers, Helen C. (donor) (RBC copy)
Kaplan, Arnold (donor) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Kaplan, Deanne (donor) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1795
Cited in:
Evans 28910
ESTC W18148
Contributor:
Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870, engraver.
Maynard, George Henry.
Kimpton, Edward, fl. 1765-1813.
Tiebout, Cornelius, 1777-1830, engraver.
Woodruff, Archibald, 1773-1845, printer.
Turner, John, 1772?-1857, printer.
Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (University of Pennsylvania)
Contains:
Philo, of Alexandria. De legatione ad Gaium. English
Fourth Book of Maccabees. English.
OCLC:
17380254
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