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by Duff, Sir Mountstuart E. Grant

First Edition

Price: $22.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: 005268
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1893

London: Macmillan, 1893. London: Macmillan, 1893. First Edition. 8vo. Blue cloth binding, gold titles. Antique library bookplate, hand-numbered and hand-dated. 320 pp. rough-cut. Boards scuffed, soiled, foxing to endpapers. "ERNEST RENAN was born in 1823, at Tréguier in Brittany. He was educated for the priesthood, but never took orders, turning at first to teaching. He continued his studies in religion and philology, and, after traveling in Syria on a government commission, he returned to Paris and became professor of Hebrew in the Collège de France, from which he was suspended for a time on account of protests against his heretical teachings. He died in 1892. Renan’s activity divides itself into two parts. The first culminated in his two great works on the Origins of Christianity and on the History of Israel. As to the scientific value of these books there is difference of opinion, as was to be expected in a treatment of such subjects to the exclusion of the miraculous. But the delicacy and vividness of his portraits of the great personalities of Hebrew history, and the acuteness of his analysis of national psychology, are not to be denied. " (Bartleby) Light edgewear. Good condition.. First Edition. Cloth. Good. 8vo.. Antique ex-library.