Stuart, M. Critical History and Defence of the Old Testament Canon. Andover: Allen, Morrill and Wardwell, 1845. First Edition.Green cloth, scuffed and a little edge-worn 5 x 7 3/4 inches, former owner's signature on ffep (Sprinkle), (iv.), 452 pp., tight, foxing. Good. Hardcover. 
A worthy response to Andrews Norton and his Evidences of the Genuineness of the Gospels, in which Norton asserts that Moses did not write the Pentateuch, and that the Old Testament is full of superstitious narrations and notions.
Moses Stuart (1780-1852), born at Wilton, Connecticut. Stuart graduated with highest honors from Yale College in 1799, afterwards teaching at several posts, including as Tutor at Yale. He studied theology under Dr. Dwight and was ordained pastor of the Church in New Haven in 1806. From 1810 to 1848 he was Professor of Sacred Literature at Andover. “Mr. (for he refused the title of Dr.) Stuart’s life was one of incessant labor, devoted chiefly to Biblical literature. In this he led the way in his own country with most happy results. His own contributions to sacred learning are very valuable; but perhaps he did even more by the impulse he gave to Biblical study, and the sound principles of Biblical exegesis which he instilled into the minds of his younger brethren, especially in America, than by the works which he himself published.” - M’Clintock & Strong.