Aleph, the Chaldean is featured book for March

Aleph, the Chaldean; or, the Messiah as seen from Alexandria by Enoch Fitch Burr is our featured book for March.
According to a review in the Espository Times in 1897: “Aleph the Chaldean by E.F. Burr preserves the color and the very aroma of the Alexandria of the times of Jesus. It is more than a tale: it is a history. For history is, after all, less a matter of facts and figures than of thoughts and actions; less a study of kings and courtiers than of the religious or irreligious life of everyday men and women. Aleph the Chaldean is history in its most attractive form; and it gives the power of seeing history in the making.”
The author of Aleph, the Chaldean, Enoch Fitch Burr was born in Connecticut in 1818. A descendant of Aaron Burr, he graduated from Yale in 1839. Burr became a pastor or a Congregational Church in Lyme, Connecticut, in 1850. Later, he received the degree of LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) from London, and, in 1868, the degree of D.D. (Doctor of Divinity) from Amherst College. He was a voluminous writer on scientific and theological subjects.
Aleph, the Chaldean, published in 1891 by New York’s Wilbur B. Ketcham and part of the Archibald Howard Collection. This book features cover decoration typical of the Victorian era, with very asymetrical, crowded or scrapbook-like illustration. Title is in gilt and the book’s spine is also decorated. Decorative floral endpapers are included.
To see this book, visit Special Collections and ask for Howard Collection PS1219.B65 A44.