A Paraphrase and Notes on the Revelation of St. John

A Paraphrase and Notes on the Revelation of St. John

Moses Lowman; Richard Gridley

London : Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, M. DCC. LXXIII, 1773

[Interesting Early Massachusetts / Revolutionary War Provenance: General Gridley's Copy] Bound in contemporary polished calf.  Good binding. Small chip from head of spine, but sound. lii, 386, [2] p. ESTC T116279.  Signed on title page by Richard Gridley.  Gridley (1710-1796) was a soldier and engineer in the French and Indian Wars and in the American Revolution.  He served as a the Chief Engineer for artillery in George Washington's Continental Army.  He directed fortifications on Dorchester Heights and fought in the battle of Bunker Hill.  Gridley is considered by the US Army Corps of Engineers to be America's First Chief Engineer.  Later this book was owned by the Rev. Joseph Grafton (1757-1836), founder of Newton Theological Institution.  Grafton served as a Baptist pastor in Newton for more than 48 years.  Newton Theological Seminary stamp.  Includes related ephemera about Gen. Gridley.

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