Marsh, Ebenezer Grant. An Oration on the Truth of the Mosaic History of the Creation

Ebenezer Grant Marsh

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Marsh, Ebenezer Grant. An Oration on the Truth of the Mosaic History of the Creation

Hartford CT: Hudson and Goodwin, 1798. Hardback 8vo; first edition. 59 pp. Modern maroon Rexine (imitation leather) binding with gilt titling to spine. Condition: Good. Title page browned and foxed, with 1-inch loss to margin (repaired); occasional foxing throughout; edges uncut and uneven; creasing, chipping, and a few small closed tears (text unaffected) to edges; two ½-inch tears to gutter of final page from pulling away from binding. $75

Full title: An Oration on the Truth of the Mosaic History of the Creation; Delivered at New-Haven, on the Public Commencement, September, A.D. 1798. A summary view of the “numerous absurd and fanciful hypotheses, adopted by ancient and modern philosophers, with respect to the origin of the world….” Accompanied by an attempt “to establish the scriptural account of the creation.” An unusual example of early US publishing.

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