The Life of Jesus, critically examined ...

[Eliot (George, translator)] STRAUSS (David Friedrick)

The Life of Jesus, critically examined ...

Translated from the Fourth German Edition. In three volumes. Vol. I [-III].

Description: FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, with half-titles, a few spots and sparing marginal markings in pencil, pp. xix, 423; vii, 454; viii, 446, 8vo, original purple cloth with blind-stamped border and central motif to boards, marginal fading, the backstrips lettered in gilt and faded, light wear to extremities and a few marks (including a couple of inkspots), top edges a trifle dusty, yellow endpapers, ownership inscriptions to flyleaf (Collessie Manse, Scottish Church provenance), interesting pencil notes to blanks at rear, good

Publication Details: Chapman, Brothers, 1846

Notes: The first edition in English of this important text, and George Eliot's first book. 'At Rosehill, Mary Ann met many liberal thinkers, including the social philosophers Herbert Spencer and Harriet Martineau, the social experimentalist Robert Owen, the radical publisher John Chapman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson on his visits from America. At the end of 1843, when Charles Hennell married Rufa Brabant, it was arranged that Mary Ann should take over from Rufa the translation of David Friedrich Strauss's scholarly investigation of the gospels published in 1835–6, Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet (T...more

Bibliography: (Baker & Ross A1)

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Price: £3,500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1846

Stock Number: 67483

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