First edition of The History of the Life of Jesus Christ by Reverend George Benson, published in 1764.
Quarto, xix, , 715pp. Full calf, with double gilt-ruled border on covers. Title in gilt on spine, with five raised bands and gilt embellishments. Bound in full calf by F.E. Stoakley, Cambridge. Solid text block, rubbing to corners, edges, and covers. Some wear to front and rear hinges, both with archival reinforcements. With frontispiece portrait of the author. A scarce work.
Reverend George Benson (1699-1762) wrote a number of works about the Christian epistles in the New Testament, as well as the history of Christianity in general. Most of his publications were written as a response to fellow theologians and philosophers of his time, including Henry Dodwell, Peter King, and Edmund Law. The History of the Life of Jesus Christ was his last work, published two years after his passing.