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Ketabe Qadise h Ketabe de-Diyatiqi Atiqa ve-Hadata (Syriac Bible) [RARE]
British and Foreign Bible Society [London] [British and Foreign Bible Society] 1826g 4to. 2 volumes bound in 1. 360, 705pp. Green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Decorative endpapers. Inscribed on title-page by William Alrbight, the famous biblical archaeologist to Harry M. Orlinsky, the influential Semitic and Judaic Studies scholar. Entire work is in Syriac, the dialect of Eastern Aramaic once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent and was major literary language throughout the Middle East from the second to eighth centuries C.E. Comprises both the Old and New Testaments. Old Testament has general title page and table of contents. New Testament has own title page which reads: "Kitabe Diyatiqa Hadata h Kitabe de-Aglon Qadise de-Maran ve-Elahan Yeshua Mischa." Minor scuffing, staining and age wear on binding. Hinges starting. Some discoloration on page edges. Slight rippling to pages, tiny closed tears and very minor chipping on edges of few pages. 2" closed tear on upper right corner of pages 6 - 18, not affecting text. 1" x 1/4" strip on fore-edge of page 19 missing, very slightly affecting two letters. Some staining on pages 538 - 544, page 540 has been repaired with small piece of tape. Upper third of page 538 - 544 loose but still holding. Spine sunned. Marginal polyglot notes in pen throughout. Overall good condition. Double columned text. Rare, OCLC only lists one library worldwide that owns this item. "In 1817 the Committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society decided to bring out an edition of the Syriac O.T. under the care of S. Lee. The editor adopted as his basis the text in the London Polyglot, which he corrected . . .(this) edition . . . was printed for the use of the the Syrian Church of Malabar." (Source: Darlow-Moule 8981-8982 & 8986) The editor of this translation, Samuel Lee (1783 - 1852) was an English Orientalist and professor of Arabic and Hebrew at Cambridge University.
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