1876 Hardcover Antiquarian Book, Bible Word-Book, Prof W. Swinton, Non Fiction, Reference


1876 Hardcover Antiquarian Book, Bible Word-Book, Prof W. Swinton, Non Fiction, Reference

A wonderful antiquarian (antique) hardcover book entitled Bible Word-Book A Glossary of Scripture Terms by William Swinton.

During the two and a half centuries since the first publication of the English version of the Scriptures in 1611 many words have gone nearly or quite out of use, and others have come to be used in a different sense from that intended by the translators. Both classes of words require explanation and, in most cases, their meaning is best illustrated and most clearly apprehended by quotations from old English writers, where they are used in the same sense as in our version of the Scriptures.

6 ½ x 5 inches
106 pages
Brown cloth cover with brown title embossed on the front and Publisher's Stamp on the Back
Published by Harper & Brothers -- 1876
This is a rare antique book.

This book is in very good condition. The front flyleaf is loose in the book but the rest of the pages are tight. There is wear to the edges and corners due to age. The pages are foxed from age as well. There are signatures on the front flyleaf from previous owners. This book is 145 years old!

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