This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 Excerpt: ...on which the ark is supposed to have rested, are situated to the north of Babylonia, it might have been supposed that the direction said to ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 Excerpt: ...on which the ark is supposed to have rested, are situated to the north of Babylonia, it might have been supposed that the direction said to have been travelled would have been southward instead of westward. To this it has been considered by some sufficient to reply, that Moses may here have spoken of these localities in & general manner, in reference to the country in which he wrote; from which as Shinar lay to the east, and the mountains of Ararat were probably conceived somewhat vaguely by him to lie still more remote in the same direction, he might have said, without designing to observe strict topographical accuracy, that they journeyed from the East. But we think a still more probable solution may be given free from such an apparent conflict with the letter of the text. It is a fact which will scarcely be questioned, that, at all times, population has extended into every coutitry, in the first instance, along the courses of its rivers. The cause of this is the facility of passage, and the ready means of subsistence which are afforded by the banks of the rivers and the country adjacent. Wherever, in the present day, newly-discovered countries are colonized, we observe the population and the cultivation of the land extending into the interior along the lines of the rivers. Regarding Noah and his sons then in the same light as we should regard any of their posterity, if placed in like circumstances, we may assume, that they descended from the place where the ark rested into the valley-regions below, and following the course of some stream which they would naturally meet with (as a valley generally supposes a stream), they would in process of time have reached the sea, unless for special reasons they had been induced to take up their residence in some ...Read Less
Good- No Jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Volume 1-364 pp., foxing, half spine cover missing on volume 1, elaborate designs embossed on the covers, previous owner's name and date (April 1854) on front cover endpaper, part of the spine at the top and bottom also torn and a little ragged, the covers are very tight and almost all of the pages tight but for a signature that is roughly in the center of the text block which is loose on the upper two of four bindings, there is a little to a moderate amount of foxing on a third of the pages, all four corners on the covers are bumped and worn through and the surfaces of the covers are rubbed a bit, pages are all readable, booksellers embossed name and address on front fly corner-Volume 2-444 pp., tips of the cover corners worn a little and some wear at the edges of the covers, covers rubbed, gilt spine lettering in very good condition, one signature loose at the top two of the four bindings, surprisingly little foxing but a moderate amount on some of the pages, a few small illustrations, previous owner's signature and date (April 1854) on front cover endpaper, bookseller's embossed name and address on front fly corner, spine color dark brown, gold-office.
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