THE GNOSTIC HERESIES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND CENTURIES. With a Sketch of His Work, Life and Character (Mansel's) by the Earl of Carnavon.
London: John Murray, 1875. FIRST EDITION. Bound in dark green leather and buckram with corners; raised spine with bright titles (later rebacking); marbled end papers; light rubbing to edges; otherwise, A FINE COPY. Some contents: Sources of Gnosticism; Classification of Gnostic sects; Sources of Gnosticism - Classification of Gnostic sects; Notices of Gnosticism in the New Testament; Notices of Gnosticism in the New Testament; Precursors of Gnosticism - Simon Magus and Meander; The Ophite sects; Cerinthus - Carpocrates - The Nazarenes and Ebionites; Syrian Gnosticism - Saturninus - Tatian - Bardesanes; Egyptian Gnosticism - Basilides; Egyptian Gnosticism - Valentinus and the Valentinians; Valentinus and the Valentinian; Asiatic Gnosticism - Marcion; Judaizing reaction - The Clementines - The Elkesaites; Christian opponents of Gnosticism, Irenaeus, Tertullian; Clement of Alexandria - Hippolytus. [xxxii], 288, [xx], (4). Octavo. (Item ID: F3-13608)