A short history of the Israelites, Claude Fleury, London 1756 (47931)

Les moeurs Israelites - First English Edition

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Lot Number: 47931
Title (English): A short history of the Israelites
Title (Hebrew): Les moeurs Israelites
Note: First English Edition
Author: Claude Fleury; Ellis Farneworth, translator
City: London
Publisher: J. Whiston and B. White
Publication Date: 1756
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

VIII, 240 pp., octavo, 204:120 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather over boards, rubbed and split.


Detail Description

English translation of French work by Claude Fleury, 1640-1723 on the Jewish customs.

The book is an account of the manners the ancient Israelites. The subtitle continues “ou l’on voit le modele d’une Politique simple & sincere pour le Gouvernement des Etats & la reforme des moeurs.(where one can see the model for a simple and sincere policy for the government of the states and reform of manners). The present volume is the 4th edition, corrected and augmented.

Claude Fleury was a historian, born Paris, France, 1640; died there, 1725. After practising law for nine years, he became a priest, and for over 30 years was tutor to several young court nobles. The most notable of his many works is his immense church history to the year 1414, continued to 1595 by John Claude Fabre. Though his judgments are tinged with Gallicanism, they are expressed moderately and with restraint.

Title: A short history of the Israelites,; with an account of their manners, customs, laws, polity, religion... translated from the French [Les moeurs Israelites] of Abbe Fleury, ...by Ellis Farneworth...


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