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Epistolae quatuor, Petri secunda, Johannis secunda & tertia, & Judae, fratris Jacoby una.Leiden, Bonaventura and Abraham Elzevier, 1630. With: (2) DIEU, Lodewijk de. Gêlyânâ dè Yuhannân quddîsâ id est, Apocalypsis Sancti Iohannis.Leiden, Bonaventura and Abraham Elzevier, 1627. With the title-page printed in red and black in a woodcut frame. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Gold-tooled Spanish black goatskin morocco (ca. 1800), gold-tooled spine.
Ad 1: Darlow & Moule 1441; Willems 334; not in Smitskamp; ad 2: Darlow & Moule 8962; Smitskamp, Phil. orientalia 303; Willems 269. Ad 1: First edition of four New Testament epistles (2 Peter, 2 and 3 John and Jude) in Syriac, from a manuscript in the Bodleian Library, translated and annotated by the British orientalist Edward Pococke (1604-1691). After a dedication and a brief preface follow the four epistles, which (like the Book of Revelation published three years earlier and here bound with them), are not incorporated into the Syriac "Peshitta" canon. The Syriac text is most prominent, printed in the outer columns in a larger script than the parallel transcription of the Syriac in Hebrew type in the inner columns, with the original Greek and Pococke's Latin translation of the Syriac in smaller types below. Closing the work are Pococke's annotations for each epistle. The book was clearly intended to accompany the 1627 Revelations, the two together filling in the "missing" parts of the Syriac Bible.Ad 2: The first edition of any early text of the Book of Revelations in the ancient Syriac language, a book that had been lacking in the manuscripts followed by the earlier Syriac New Testaments. It is also the first book the Elzeviers printed with Syriac or any other "oriental" type, their earlier forays into printing with non-Latin types having been limited to Greek and Hebrew. Although Syriac New Testaments had been published earlier, no source had been found for the Syriac text of the Book of Revelation, which was lacking in the standard "Peshitta" Bible.With an owner's label on flyleaf, as well as two owners' inscriptions. Water-stained and slightly browned throughout, a faint ink stain on the first 3 leaves of ad 1, the first 8 leaves of ad 1 restored in the gutter or all around the margins, and a restoration on page 4. With a small tear in the title-page of ad 2, and a small wormhole in the gutter, which becomes larger near the end of ad 2, causing some minor loss of the Latin text. Binding rubbed along the extremities, but otherwise good.
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