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A Synopsis of the Four Evangelists: Or, A Regular History of the Conception, Birth, Doctrine, Miracles, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ, in the Words of the Evangelists

Thomson, Charles


Published for the Author, Wm. M'Culloch, Printer



iv, 200, 50, [4] pp. (8vo) 21.3x12.5 cm (8½x5"), period sheep, morocco spine label. First Edition.

Scarce early American religious work notable for its impact on Thomas Jefferson, who wrote to the author on January 9, 1816, expressing his admiration for the work: "...I had procured it as soon as I saw it advertised... This work bears the stamp of that accuracy which marks everything from you...," and he adds "I am a real Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus..." Charles Thomson (1729-1824) is today best remembered as secretary of the Continental Congress between 1774 and 1789, but he was also famed as a Greek and classical scholar. Formerly in the Wilmington Institute Free Library, with paper label and white S on spine, bookplate, brown paper label on rear endpaper, a few other markings.

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Some scuffing to covers, contents browned, very good.

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