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The Holy Bible. In Tamil.
Madras: Printed at the American Mission Press for the Madras Auxiliary Bible Society and American Bible Society 8vo (22.5 cm; 8.875"). [4], 1104, 388 pp.. 1844 We are told by Darlow and Moule that this is "A new edition of . . . [the Tamil Bible of 1840]; with fresh chapter-headings and dates, translated from the English Bible by M. Winslow." While Winslow was the translator of these elements, "The Old Testament, [was] translated from the original by J.P. Fabricius; [and] the New Testament by the Rev. C.T.E. Rhenius and revised by the Committee of the Madras Auxiliary Bible Society." The first complete translation of the Bible into Tamil appeared in 1727. This is only the second complete Bible in Tamil in one volume. The English title-page is followed by a title-page in Tamil script; the text of the Bible is => entirely in Tamil script, as is the pagination. The N.T. has a separate title page in English and Tamil. The translators were a German missionary of the Lutheran faith who was a scholar of the Tamil language (Johann Philipp Fabricius, 1711?-791) and a German-born missionary of the Church Mission Society (Charles Theophilus Ewald Rhenius, 1790?-1838). Publisher's mottled and speckled dark brown calf; joints lightly abraded and the front joint (outside) starting to open in the lower inch-plus. A very good copy.
      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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