39. Blackwall, Anthony.
The Sacred Classics Defended and Illustrated: Or, an Essay Humbly offer’d towards proving the Purity, Propriety, and True Eloquence of the Writers of the New Testament. In Two Parts. In the First of which Those Divine Writers are vindicated against the Charge of barbarous Language, false Greek, and Solecisms. In the Second is shewn, That all the Excellencies of Style, and sublime Beauties of Language and genuine Eloquence do abound in the Sacred Writers of the New Testament. With an Account of their Style and Character, and a Representation of their Superiority, in several Instances, to the best Classics of Greece and Rome. To which are subjoin’d proper Indexes. [The Second and Last Volume – In Three Parts. Containing: I. A farther Demonstration of the Propriety, Purity and sound Eloquence of the Language of the New Testament Writers. / II. An Account of the wrong Division of Chapters and Verses, and faulty Translations of the Divine Book, which weaken its Reasonings, and spoil its Eloquence and Native Beauties. / III. A Discourse on the Various Readings of the New Testament. With a Preface, wherein is shewn the Necessity and Usefulness of a New Version of the Sacred Books. By the late Reverend and Learned A.Blackwall, A.M. – AUthor of the First Volume. To which is annex’d a very copious Index.].
The Second Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for C.Rivington, 1727. Octavo. 432, , Portrait-Frontispiece of A. Blackwall by G.Vertue, XXXI, 359,  pages. Original Hardcover / 18th-century full leather with new spine-labels in the style of th eperiod. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.