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    Sir Roger L'Estrange Knight - "The Works Of Flavius Josephus," Sixth Edition (London, Printed for R. Ware, J. and P. Knapton et al., 1755) Published by London: R. Ware, J. and P. Knapton, S. Birt, T. and T. Longman, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, H. Lintot, J. Hodges, J. Hinton, J. and J. Rivington, and J. Ward, 1755. 695 pages, plus indexes, full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, about fine. Sixth edition. The Works of Flavius Josephus. Translated into English by Roger L'Estrange Knight Viz. I. The antiquities of the Jews, in twenty books. II. Their wars with the Romans, in seven books. III. The life of Josephus written by himself. IV. His book against Apion, in defence of the antiquities of the Jews, in two parts. V. The martyrdom of the Maccabees. As also; VI. Philo's Embassy from the Jews of Alexandria to Caius Caligula. All carefully revised, and compared with the original Greek. To which are added, two discourses and several remarks and observations upon Josephus. Together with maps, sculptures and accurate indexes. Roger L'Estrange was a noted royalist. He wrote many royalist pamphlets, notably against Titus Oates and his great Popish plot. For this loyal service to the King, under James II he was made chief censor of the press, and a very diligent one. However, under the new management he only narrowly avoided imprisonment and towards his latter days earned a living by translating several texts into English. His two largest and most accomplished works are the Fables of Aesop and this volume, generally considered as a very superior translation, if rather scarce. This copy is tight clean and bright with good margins. Plates vary considerably from one volume to the next. This has the engraved pictorial frontis by M. Vander Gucht, the Mediterranean double page map, the fabulous 'dress your own high priest' plate, the artifacts plate and the double page map of old Jerusalem. All the plates are fresh and clean. The spine is in excellent condition and clean and bright and the boards are contemporary blind stamped calf and very attractive with a good color.

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