London: Printed for J. F. for John Williams at the Signe of the Crown in Pauls Church-yard, 1650. John Goddard. First edition. Leather bound. [xii]; 439; 202; [xxiv]pp. Several errors in pagination, along with gaps in pagination, due to missing plates. Folio [33 cm] Rebacked in brown leather with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the spine, and the original chesnut brown leather boards with blind stamped decorative borders. Edges stained red. Engraved armorial frontispiece by John Goddard. Indexed. Decorative head and tail pieces. Lacking the additional fully engraved title page. The leather boards are scratched and mildly mottled. The front hinge has been reinforced. There is a contemporary armorial bookplate on the front pastedown, and a small contemporary scrap of paper mounted to the front free endpaper. The pages are quite bright, with only very occasional minor foxing, and barely perceptible tidemarks in the margins (only slightly more prominent on the terminal leaves). P. 165/166 is partially detached, and there is a 2" closed tear in the lower margin of p. 260. ***With the following double-page plates present, and expertly attached: "The Temple as it was in Christe time," by John Goddard, "Icon Tabernaculi ex Aria Montano desumpta," and "Fragmenta Sacra." ***MISSING: the folding map of Palestine, the Map of old-Canaan, Map of Gad, Map of the half Tribe of Manasseh beyond Jordan, Map of Naphtali, Map of Asher, Map of Zebulun, Map of Issachar, Map of Manasseh on this side, Map of the Land of Ephraim, Map of Dan, Map of Simeon, Map of Benjamin, Map of Judah, Map of the Land of Moriah, Jerusalem, The Draught of Solomon's Temple, Map of Solomon's Courts, Map of Mount Libanus, map of Midian, Moab, Ammon, Edom, Map of the wilderness of Paran, Map of Egypt, Map of Jewish Habits, Map of Jewish Gods. Wing F. 2455. Lowndes, 848. Good. Item #50298
A volume containing five books: The Generall Description of Judea; The Tribe of Reuben; The Tribe of Gad; The Description of the City of Jerusalem; Objections Answered Concerning this Description. A first edition of Fuller's landmark study of the Holy Land, reflecting the mounting European interest in the area, and with each book financially sponsored by a different individual, and opening with a dedication to that particular individual. Despite lacking the majority of the plates, contained in the text is a wealth of information on the history, customs, and beliefs of the Biblical lands.