London: Partridge and Oakley, (1847, spine date 1848).
Three volumes. Quarto. xii, 1012; iv, 1178p; viii, 1084p. Frontispiece scene, frontis. of Matthew Henry, many decorative capitals, text illustrations, &c. Bound in full black diced calf with marbled endpapers and text block edges, the spines with gilt titles on a maroon ground, gilt decorated panels and bands. Calligraphed wedding presentation dated 1849 mounted on flyleaf of each volume. Some light surface wear, but nicely bright and handsome, contents uniformally fine. Item #22501
"Matthew Henry (1662-1714) a Presbyterian minister at Chester, began his 'Exposition of the Old and New Testament' in Nov. 1704..., the Old Testament and Gospels appeared during the author's lifetime. Before his death he had reached the end of Acts, and the New Testament was afterwards finished by a number of Nonconformists divines. This most popular of English commentaries was frequently reprinted in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." (Darlow and Moule 720).