MARSH, Herbert. ~ The Authenticity of the five Books of Moses considered, being the Substance of a discourse lately delivered before the University, by Herbert Marsh, B.D. Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Cambridge: for the Author, by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University; and sold by J. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge; J. Johnson and F. & C. Rivington, St. Paul’s Churchyard, G. Robinson, Paternoster Row, B. Law, Ave-Mary Lane, B. White and R. Marsh, Fleetstreet, T. Cadell, Strand, and J. Deighton, Holborn, London. 1792.
4to (235 × 190 mm). pp. 16. Stitched as issued. Marginally browned and rather frayed.
First edition. Marsh, biblical critic and later bishop of Peterborough was born at Faversham, Kent, on 10 December 1757 and educated at Faversham grammar school and the King's School, Canterbury, before going up to Cambridge. He travelled in Egypt, Arabia and Europe before returning to Cambridge for his BD. The Authenticity of the five Books of Moses, defending Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch was one of his qualifying sermons.