1805 JOB ORTON. Exposition of the Old Testament by Presbyterian, Friend of Doddridge &c.

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A very rare set indeed with not even a single odd volume on the market. I actually don't recall ever handling the entire set over the course of 25 years of antiquarian theological book buying. 

Job Orton [1717-1783] was of old Puritan stock, sensed a call to the ministry and studied in Philip Doddridge's Academy for Independents. There they became close friends and Orton not only preached Doddridge's funeral, but also arranged for the publication of most of his works and wrote his biography. He was minister of the Presbyterian and Independent congregation at Shrewsbury in 1741, during the height of the Great Awakening, though he sided much more firmly with George Whitefield than Wesley. 

The present work was actually meant to be an extension of Doddridge's own "Family Expositor." 

Orton, Job. A Short and Plain Exposition of the Old Testament, with Devotional and Practical Reflections, etc. First American Edition from the Second London Edition. Complete in Six Volumes. Charlestown. Samuel Etheridge. 1805. 

Very handsome set of five full leather bindings with simple line panels on spine, round volume number onlays and matching title onlays. Some losses there, but the remaining intact and solidly retained. Leather quite good with rubbing at extremities. Some miscellaneous staining and foxing, but generally very clean and solid. Unfortunately, lacks just the last volume. That's a shame, but still very rare. Again, not a single odd volume on the market at any price, certainly no complete sets, and this quite a nice one. Thus reasonably priced.