C1863 Life Of Christ And Apostles Byjohn Fleetwood Essay By J Eadie Illustrated For Sale


 

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The Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Together With the Lives of the Apostles.

To Which is Added Dr Chalmers' Evidences of Christianity

By Rev. John Fleetwood, D.D.; prefatory essay by the Rev. John Eadie D.D., LL.D.

c1863 - Glasgow and London - W. R. M'Phun and Son

12.5" by 10" , 928pp

 

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A lovely illustrated edition of The Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Christ together with The Lives of the Apostles by Rev. John Fleetwood. With numerous engraved plates throughout including to frontispiece, an illuminated, illustrated second title.

With a prefatory essay Dr Chalmers' Evidences of Christianity by John Eadie (1810 - 1876), a Scottish  theologian and biblical critic. His publications were connected with biblical criticism and interpretation, some of them being for popular use and others more strictly scientific. To the former class belong the Biblical Cyclopaedia, his edition of Alexander Cruden's Concordance, his Early Oriental History, and his discourses on the Divine Love and on Paul the Preacher; to the latter his commentaries on the Greek text of St Paul's epistles to the Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Galatians, published at intervals in four volumes.

The Life of Christ as a narrative cycle in Christian art comprises a number of different subjects, which were often grouped in series or cycles of works in a variety of media, narrating the life of Jesus  on earth, as distinguished from the many other subjects in art showing the eternal life of Christ, such as Christ in Majesty, and also many types of portrait or devotional subjects without a narrative element. Most of the subjects forming the narrative cycles have also been the subjects of individual works, though with greatly varying frequency.

The most common subjects were grouped around the birth and childhood of Jesus, and the Passion of Christ, leading to his Crucifixion and Resurrection. Many cycles covered only one of these groups, and others combined the Life of the Virgin with that of Jesus. Subjects showing the life of Jesus during his active life as a teacher, before the days of the Passion, were relatively few in medieval art, for a number of reasons. From the Renaissance, and in Protestant art, the number of subjects increased considerably, but cycles in painting became rarer, though they remained common in prints and especially book illustrations.

CONDITION

In a decorative morocco binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and slight rubbing to boards, with slight marks to edges of boards and text block edge. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with some scattered foxing and handling marks.

Overall: VERY GOOD


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