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A General Ecclesiastical History, Laurence Echard, Volume the First, 1722

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A General Ecclesiastical History From the Nativity of our Blessed Saviour to the First Establishment of Christianity by Human Laws, Under the Emperor Constantine the Great. Containing the Space of About 313 Years. With So Much of the Jewish and Roman History as is Necessary and Convenient to Illustrate the Work. To Which is Added, a Large Chronological Table of all the Roman and Ecclesiastical Affairs, Included in the Same Time Period. By Laurence Echard, A.M., Archdeacon of Stowe. Volume the First (Vol 1 only of a set of 2).


Published by Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear's-Head over-against Katharine-Street in the Strand, London. Sixth Edition, 1722. Uncommon.

A good full calf leather hardback with incised panel decoration. Raised bands to spine. Covers are worn, bumped and scuffed, with some losses to leather on the rear. Hinges are weak and cracked, but covers held securely by their binding cords.

Previous owner's inscription to first pastedown, noting the first publication date of 1682. Endpapers soiled and worn with nibbles to edges.  Lovely fontispiece engraving facing the title page - each with small edge tears. Text is good throughout - bright and clear with some toning, and occasional minor faults such as spotting or marks, small edge tear or crease, commensurate with age. Overall a good reading copy of an uncommon volume.

Text in English.

21 Unnumbered pages, including frontispiece and title + 384pp.

Dimensions: Approximately 128mm high x 203mm wide x 32mm deep.

Weight: approximately 490g.