East TN Joseph Rhea's 1650 Bible. 1650 leather bound volume of two books by Samuel Clarke: "The Marow of Ecclesiastical Historie, Conteined in the Lives of the Fathers and other Learned Men and Famous Divines, which have flourished in the Church since Christ's time to the present age. Faithfully collected out of several autors, and orderly disposed, according to the centuries wherein they lived. Together with the livelie effigies of most of the eminentest of them cut in copper." London: Printed by William Du-gard M. DC. L. (1650). and "The Second Part of the Morrow of Ecclesiastical History: containing the lives of Christians of Inferiour Ranks Book II. London Robert White 1650". A few chips missing to pages. Book slightly trimmed at one point during binding. Several pages of the book contain historical references to the Rhea family of Sullivan County, TN including Reverend Joseph Rhea who died in 1777, his son, Matthew Rhea, a soldier in the Revolution and lieutenant in the 5th VA regiment through N.M. Long, great-grandson of Lt. Matthew Rhea and who died in 1894. Note the pencil sketch of a gentleman, top hat and sidechair signed by William A. Rhea on the last full cover page. Also note inscribed name "M. Rhea" in upper left corner of front leather cover. 7" x 5-3/4" x 2". Condition: Overall toning to pages with some minor tears and minimal page losses. Abrasions to leather cover.
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