NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRÆCUM, CUM LECTIONIBUS VARIANTIBUS MSS. EXEMPLARIUM, VERSIONUM, EDITIONUM, SS. PATRUM ET SCRIPTORUM ECCLESIASTICORUM; ET IN EASDEM NOTIS. ACCEDUNT LOCA SCRIPTURÆ PARALLELA, ALIAQUE EXEGITICA. PRAEMITTITUR DISSERTATIO DE LIBRIS N.T. CANONIS CONSTITUTIONE, ET S. TEXTUS N. FOEDERIS AD NOSTRA USQUE TEMPORA HISTORIA.

Lipsiæ [Leipzig]: Sumptibus Filii J. Fridericii Gleditschii, 1723. [22],168,[2],632pp., including special presentation prelim. Folio (signed in 4s). Full 18th century gilt paneled vellum, gilt extra, with Amsterdam College arms in central panel, and variations on Amsterdam city arms as corner pieces and as central devices in 5 of 7 spine compartments. Title in red and black. Engraved title vignette; engraved headpieces; tailpieces; initials (some historiated). Greek and roman letter. Binding a bit rubbed and lightly soiled, early and careful restoration of lower 12cm of spine in vellum, ink bookseller's annotations on front and rear pastedowns, extreme lower blank forecorner torn from 2I3 (not approaching text), small receding brown spot from A4 to B4, otherwise a very good or better copy. Item #WRCLIT65879

Second edition of Ludolph Kuster's revision of Mill's New Testament text, the latter first published in Oxford in 1707. The first edition of Kuster's revision appeared at Amsterdam/Rotterdam (with a Leipzig imprint) in 1710. This is an interesting copy, in an elaborate prize binding, and including a specially printed singleton presentation leaf bearing an engraved vignette of the Amsterdam City arms and eleven lines of boilerplate letterpress, with the variables executed in manuscript: in this case, in 1760 to one "Joanni Meyer," signed in ink by the examiner. Mill's text, accompanied by its "Prolegomena" (described by D&M as "monumental") is "perhaps the most famous Greek Testament of the eighteenth century" - D&M (4725). An attractive copy. DARLOW & MOULE 4375 OCLC: 3041133.

Price: $1,750.00

In an Amsterdam College Prize Binding