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ROBINSON, EDWARD. The Bible and Its Literature; an Inaugural Address, Delivered in the Mercer-Street Church, in the City of New-York, January 20, 1841. By Edward Robinson, D.D. Professor of Biblical Literature in the Union Theological Seminary of New-York. With the Charge by the Rev. William Patton, D.D. Pastor of the Spring-street Church, New-York. Published by Request of the Board of Directors. New-York: Office of the American Biblical Repository, and the American Eclectic, No. 36 Park Row. 1841. [verso of title:] University Press--John F. Trow, Printer. Octavo. Pamphlet pasted into a cloth spine, exlib. with call number written in early pen at top left of title and library name stamped at top right of title, light foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, -12 charge, (1) half-title, (1) advertisement, -46pp, (2) blank. American Imprints 41-4520. Edward Robinson (1794-1863) philologist, geographer, and professor of Biblical literature. His publication of Biblical Researches in Palestine (1841) "established his reputation as one of the foremost geographers and Biblical scholars of his time. The lapse of three generations has placed him even higher in the history of scholarship, for it is now recognized that his work marks an epoch in the development of historical geography and related fields."--Dict. Amer. Biog. XVI:40. We offer Robinson's Inaugural address at Union Theological Seminary in 1841.