23018 KEAY, Julia :
ALEXANDER THE CORRECTOR .The Tormented Genius Who Unwrote The Bible.
Harper Collins ,London, 2004
First Edition, 8vo pp.xviii+ 269 illustrated ,index.Very Good Hardcover in Very Good dust jacket.
ISBN 000713195 X
Alexander Cruden is remembered for his mighty work Cruden’s Concordance to the Bible. His book was a monumental achievement at 2.5 million words,it is 4 times the length of the Bible itself and in nearly three hundred years has not been superseded. Born in Aberdeen in 1699 as a young man Cruden was cast into an asylum for reasons that at the time were considered too shocking to reveal.In 1737 weeks after completing his Concordance he was back in a private asylum…..he was not mad and his personal life was fascinating.