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First edition. Vol. II only of III. 8vo. lxxi, 294,  pp. Head and tailpieces; some leaves bit wrinkled or stained. Original blind-stamped paneled calf with five raised bands and gilt-stamped maroon spine label; worn, joints cracked but holding. Ink ownership signature, bookplate of Hartford Seminary Foundation. Good. Scarce. FIRST EDITION (a second edition was issued in 1734 and a third in 1763). Delany, in this volume II, covers Old Testament topics about dietary laws, esp. "Concerning the grant of animal food made to Noah after the flood" (pp. 1-33), of the natural causes made us of by Gold to flood the earth (pp. 171-182) and on blood (drinking blood, p. 21; eating blood a cause of scorbutick habits pp. lx, 22, etc.), as well as about the tower of Babel (pp. 81, 86, 87, 111), numerous references to circumcision, Sodom and Gomorrah (pp. lxiii, 200-01, 224, 227, 229) and Abraham's obedience regarding the sacrifice of his only son. "Delany's book, though orthodox in intention, was fanciful, and he was ridiculed for maintaining the perpetual obligation of [C]hristians to abstain from things strangled and from blood." â€“DNB. This work also prompted the book, The Question About Eating of Blood Stated & Examin'd by John Averell. REFERENCES: DNB, p. 760; John Averell, The Question about Eating of Blood Stated and Examin'd: In Answer to Two Dissertations in a Book Entitled, Revelation Examin'd with Candour, 1732; Kate Newmann, A Dictionary of Ulster Biography. The Institute of Irish Studies, 1994. First Edition.
Title: Revelation Examin'd with Candour. Or, a Fair Enquiry into the Sense and Use of the Several Revelations, Expresly Declared, or sufficiently implied, to be given to mankind form the creation, as they are found in the bible. . ... Volume II. Containing Dissertations Upon Some Revelations Subsequent To The Flood: Beginning With The Grant Of Animal Food Made By God To Noah, And Ending With The Command To Abraham To Sacrifice His Son.
Publisher: London:, Printed for C. Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1732.: 1732
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