Samuel Burder, Oriental Customs: or an Illustration of the Sacred Scriptures, by an Explanatory Application of the Customs and Manners of the Eastern Nations, and Especially the Jews, Therein Alluded to. Together With Observations on Many Difficult and Obscure Texts, Collected from the Most Celebrated Travellers, and the Most Eminent Critics. Philadelphia, William W. Woodward, 1804 [probably first American edition]. Full leather 8vo (21 cm), [ii] 394 pp [24 pp indices and ads].
The author explains and/or compares phrases throughout the Bible with Greek, Persian and other near Eastern customs and anecdotes from ancient literature.
Fair to Good: covers worn with spine chips missing, front cover and endpapers loose and spotted, po inscription on ffep, rust residue on title page.