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Title: The Apocrypha at Large; With Comments and Annotations, Theological, Historical, Critical, and Moral.
Description: London: Printed for the Author; And (by his Appointment) Sold by S. Crowden, at the Looking-Glass; and J. Coote, at the King's-Arms, in Pater-Noster-Row; W. Ward, at Sheffield; T. Merril, at Cambridge; and W. Jackson, at Oxford. 1766. FIRST EDITION. Folio, 352 x 218 mms., unpaginated, pp. [319, 320- 326 blank], 4 full-page engraved plates, occasional text marked with "X," one annotation at first page of text of Baruch (Fffr), "probably the faithful translation of a genuine epistle," recently rebound in buckram, all edges gilt; title-page soiled, note on recto of front free end-paper, noting (correctly) "This forms part of the Christian's Family Bible in 3 vols." The writer and historian William Rider (17231785) published a number of books, including a translation of Candide, as well as, "A New History of England (50 vols., 17614), dedicated to George III. This work was designed to be an affordable and popular whig history of England, and contained lively engravings. It spanned the period from pre-Roman Britain to 1763. It was partly a compilation of primary sources and histories by T. Smollett and other secondary writers, but it also contained some original narrative and researches, notably on Celtic and Anglo-Saxon history. It was not a critical or commercial success, however. W. T. Lowndes, a later bibliographer, described it as one of the vilest Grub Street compilations ever published. In 1764 Rider published an atlas to accompany the work. An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Living Authors of Great Britain (1762), published anonymously, was a short work containing accounts of, among others, Smollett, D. Hume, A. Young, and Samuel Johnson (with whom Rider was personally acquainted); it also carried a favourable notice of his own work" (ODNB). The Christian's Family Bible was published between 1673 and 1767. Darlow and Moule, 1178. ESTC T119808 locates only the copy at the BL.

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