Page images
PDF
EPUB

thonis), folio, old crimson morocco extra, gilt edges, with woodcut vignettes, from Holbein's designs, £7.78

Basileae, 1545 The two leaves of Melanchthon's preface are often wanting. 15835 NOVUM Jesu Christi TESTAMENTUM græce cum duplici inter

pretatione D. Erasmi et veteris interpretis, Harmonia Evangelica et Indice, 2 vols. 12mo. fine copy, ruled, old French red morocco, doublé with red leather, gilt marbled edges, from the Beckford library, Hamilton Palace, £15. 158 R. Stephanus, 1551

TAF FIRST EDITION in which the text was divided into numbered verses ;

according to the arrangement universally adopted since. 15836 NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRÆCUM ex Bibliotheca Regia, 2 vols. 12mo. red morocco, gilt edges, 30s

Lutet. Rob. Stephanus, 1568-9 15837

the
same,

2 vols. the dedication-copy to Charles IX of France, printed upon vellum; bound in oaken boards covered with morocco, with elegant gilt tooling, having the Arms of France and the two pillars and motto pietate et justitiaon the sides, the binding wormed and one side a little damaged ;

from the library of Charles IX of France originally, lately from the Sunderland collection, £150. "1568-9

Only one other copy on vellum is known-which' is in Lord Spencer's library, and which has generally been considered unique. From the facsimile of its De Thou binding, given by Dibdin, it is plain that both copies were bound at the same time (about 1569-70). Consequently the De Thou arms impressed on the Spencer copy must have been impressed at a later date, perhaps over the arms of Catherine de Medici, with whose library that great bibliophile had much to do in 1594. But the Sunderland copy is the presentation copy to the King, and is, notwithstanding the attacks of the worms, in excellent condition, with its curious original back (also richly gilt with the interlacements and the fanfare ornaments in their earliest stage) projecting upwards and downwards, at top and bottom, beyond the level of the sides and front. Nicholas Eve is usually credited with the bindings done for Charles IX, but this was still before the Bartholomew night, and the pattern on the sides is fine enough to warrant a belief that the Huguenot artist who worked for Diane, Catherine, and Henri II, drew the masterly geome

trical design here. 15838 VETUS TESTAMENTUM juxta Septuaginta ex auctoritate Sixti

V, Pont. Max. editum, folio, large copy, in blue morocco extra, by

Kalthoeber, £8. Romæ, ex typographia Francisci Zannetti, 1586 15839

the same, folio, THICK PAPER, title somewhat stained, old calf, £6. 108

1586 The numerous editions of the Septuagint published since 1586, some of them based upon important and newly discovered MSS., have not robbed this volume of its character as the standard and anthorized version. In critical importance, it is equally valuable with the earlier codices of the Greek Bible,

[ocr errors]

As usual, the addition of a letter in ink to the date on the title, shows that

the book was not published till 1587. 15840 Novum Jesu Christi Domini Nostri Testamentum, Græce, 32mo. original vellum, 36s

Sedani, 1628 “ Jolie édition, en très-petits caractères, et ou il n'y a, dit-on, que trois

fautes d'impression. On y a suivi le texte des Elsevier de 1624."-Brunet. 13841 ΤΗΣ ΚΑΙΝΗΣ ΔΙΑΘΗΚΗΣ άπαντα (Novum Testamentum Graecum),

16mo. engraved title, old red morocco gilt, gilt and marbled edges, FINE COPY, from the Sunderland library, £3.

Amst. apud Guiliel. Blaeu, 1633 15842 Novum TESTAMENTUM, Greece (edente Daniele Heinsio), 2 vols. 16mo. best Elzevir edition, morocco, gilt edges, £3. 38

Lugd. Bat. Elzevir, 1633 15843 VETUS TESTAMENTUM Græcum ex versione Septuaginta interpretum,

juxta exemplar Vaticanum Romæ editum, cum scholiis, 2 vols.; Novi Testamenti libri omnes, Grèce-together 3 vols. in 2, sm. 4to. calf, £1. 16s

London, Rogerus Daniel : 1653 15844 Novum TESTAMENTUM [Græce]; editio nova ; in qua diligentius

quam unquam antea variantes lectiones collectæ . . . studio & labore Stephani Curcellæi, 12mo. FINE TALL COPY, ruled with red lines, in old red morocco extra, with rich ornamental gilt tooling, gilt edges, £10. 10s

Amst. ex off. Elzeviriana, 1658 Bound at the time of publication, or about the year 1660. The sides

and back are richly gilt with lines and curves in fine dotted gold. 15845 VETUS TESTAMENTUM ex versione Septuaginta, Greece (ed. Pearson), 12mo. old black morocco, gilt edges, 10s

Cantab. 1665 The critical preface of the learned Canon-afterwards Bishop-Pearson

gives value to this edition. 15846 VETUS TESTAMENTUM Græcum, ex versione Septuaginta inter

pretum : juxta exemplar Vaticanum Romæ editum (à Jo. Leusden), 12mo. old calf gilt, gilt edges, from the Sunderland library, £1. ls

Amstelodami, 1683 15847 NOVUM TESTAMENTUM, Graece (cum notis), 12mo, map and plate, calf, 2s 60

Amst. 1711 15848 Novum TESTAMENTUM Græcum editionis receptæ, cum lect. var.

necnon commentario pleniore ex scriptoribus veteribus Hebræis, Græcis et Latinis, historiam et vim verborum illustrante, opera

WETSTENII, 2 vols. folio, hf. calf, uncut, £4. 4s Amst. 1751-52 15849 the same, 2 vols. folio, russia neat, gilt edges, £5. 58 1751-52

At the end of Vol. II is bound up "S. Clementis Romani Epistolæ duæ

Syriace et Latine cura J. J. Wetstenii, Lugd. Bat. 1752." 15850 Novum Testamentum, Græce, recensuit et lectionis varietatem

adjecit J. J. Griesbach, 2 vols. 8vo. LARGE PAPER, red morocco extra, gilt edges, £2. 2s

Hala, 1796-1806 15851 Novum TESTAMENTUM Græcum, ex recens. J. J. Griesbachii, cum

lectionum varietate, 4 vols. in 2, folio, printed in a fine large clear type, and having four fine frontispieces, hf. morocco, gilt tops, uncut, £2. 16s; or russia extra, £3. 16s Lips. 1803-07

The engravings are “ Virgin and Child,” after Carlo Dolce, by W. Böhm; “A Man writing,” after Guido Reni, by Heinr. Schmidt;

“ St. Paul “ preaching,” after C. Sereda, by W. Böhm; and the Head of Christ, after Annibal Caracci, by F. J. Rosmaesler.

66

[ocr errors]

15852 VETUS TESTAMENTUM GRÆCUM, curis HOLMES et PARSONS, 5 vols. in 4, large folio (pub. at £25. in sheets), £7.78

Oxon. 1789-1827 15853 VETUS TESTAMENTUM (Græcum) secundum LXX seniorum interp. etc. 12mo. calf, 2s 6d

1821 15854 Novum TESTAMENTUM græce, textum recensuit, etc. Dr. J. M. A. Scholz, 2 vols. 4to. hf. russia, 12s

Lips. 1830 15855 another copy, 2 vols. 4to. calf extra, gilt edges, 16s 1830 15856 VETUS TESTAMENTUM, secundum Septuaginta, Greece, ed. Leander

Van Ess, 8vo. purple morocco extra, gilt edges, 12s Lipsiæ, 1855 15857 GREEK TESTAMENT, with English Notes by Bloomfield, ninth and best edition, 2 vols. 8vo. cloth, 7s

1855 15858 GREEK TESTAMENT, with a critically revised Text, a digest

of various readings, marginal references, prolegomena, and a critical and exegetical commentary by H. ALFORD, third edition, 3 vols. in 5, 8vo. cloth, £3. 108

1856-61 15859 VETUS TESTAMENTUM Groce, recognovit, etc. F. FIELD, roy. 8vo. 1060 pp. hf. morocco, 15s

Oxon. 1859 15860 Novum TESTAMENTUM Greece, ad antiquos textus recensuit, appa

ratum criticum apposuit Tischendorf, stout 8vo. FINE PAPER, calf extra, by Bedford, 258

Lipsiæ, 1859 15861 Novum TESTAMENTUM græce ad fidem cod. Vaticani recensuit P. Buttmann, 4to. fine paper, hf. calf, 78 6d

Berol. 1862 15862 GREEK NEW TESTAMENT, by S. P. Tregelles, the Prolegomena, Addenda and Corrigenda, 4to. bds. 6s

1879 15863 GREEK TESTAMENT, with the readings adopted by the Revisers of the authorised version (ed. by E. Palmer), 8vo. cloth, 78

Oxford, 1881 15864 BRUDER, Concordantiæ omnium vocum Novi Testamenti primum à Schmidio editæ, nunc aucta et emendatæ, 4to. hf. calf, 20s

Lipsiæ, 1842 15865 the same, 4to. calf extra, gilt edges, 20s

1842 15866 the same, 4to. hf. calf, 22s

1853 15867 SCRIVENER's Collation of the Codex Sinait. with the received text

of the N. T. 12mo. facsimiles, cloth, 2s 6d Cambridge, 1864 15868 TROMMII (A.) Concordantiæ Græcæ versionis dictæ LXX Inter

pretum, 2 vols. folio, calf, £5. 17s 6d Amstelodami, 1718

Perhaps the best Concordance published in any language; and particularly useful as a key to the Alexandrine Greek, which is the basis of the Evangelical.Dr. Hales.

One of the best criteria of the great value of Trommius is afforded by the fact that, although comparatively a common book fifteen years ago, it is

now very scarce. 15869 WINER, Treatise on the Grammar of New Testament Greek, with

additions by W. F. Moulton, thick 8vo. cloth, 8s Edin. 1870

66

III. EARLY VERSIONS.

a. Latin, It is not known when the Scriptures were first translated into Latin. In the earlier ages of the faith the Greek text was sufflcient in itself for the Christians of the metropolis, where the language of Athens had so large a currency, but the outlying provinces required a Latin version, and we know that one existed in the second century, which has been entitled Africana or Itala, according as it was supposed to have originated in Milan or in Carthage. The rudeness of its language was probably distasteful to the growing Christendom of Rome, when Greek studies decayed there; and St. Jerome was requested to make a new translation, which he accomplished in the course of twenty-three years, between A.D. 382 and 405. This became the Vulgate of the Christian Church, the true Bible of the Middle Ages, and, as a text, ranks next in importance to the Hebrew and the Greek. St. Jerome has usually been considered to have made an entirely new translation, but as a matter of fact he availed himself largely of the labours of his unknown predecessors, and followed to a considerable extent the language of the Itala. Of this older version no complete MS. remains; the existing fragments have been printed by Sabatier (See No. 15910) and Blanchini (15909). 15870 EVANGELIA LATINA QUATUOR, cum prologis,

canonibus, et Capitulari evangeliorum de circulo anni, small folio.

MS. on Vellum, in Carolingian minuscules, with the first two pages of each Gospel richly illuminated and bearing the initial words of the Gospel in large Capital and Uncial Letters in gold ; the architectural

; decoration of the Eusebian Canons traced simply in pen and ink, but displaying a great variety of design, with elegant figures of peacocks and other birds as accessory ornaments.

In ancient calf binding, the side inlaid with metal plates and enamel, and set with gems; a Crucifixion carved in ivory and containing three figures, forming a sunken centre-piece of remarkable execution ; enclosed

: in a morocco case, £300.

Sec. IX This MS. so remarkable for its age and preservation, as well as for its binding and sculptured ivory, was described by Montfaucon in the “Bibliotheca Bibliothecarum” (1739) and assigned to the close of the eighth century. It was then in the

possession of the Baron de Crassier, who had obtained it from the collection of the church at St. Pierre, at Liège. A MS. note by the Baron de Crassier, concerning his faithful reparation of the binding, is pasted on the cover of the book.

“ La couverture du plat supérieur est un digne ornement de ce beau volume. Au milieu, dans un creux, est enchâssé un ivoire sculpté, représentant Jésus en croix entre la sainte Vierge et Saint Jean. La croix est à deux branches ; le corps du Christ y est fixé par quatre clous, et sa tête est entourée d'un nimbé crucifère : signes caractéristiques qui, joints au caractère général de cette sculpture, aux costumes des personnages et à l'ornementation de la bordure de l'encadrement, assignent à cette œuvre une origine byzantine. Son exécution nous paraît être centemporaine du manuscrit. Cet ivoire est entouré d'une bordure en saillie, aux quatre coins de laquelle figurent des plaques carrées en émail champlevé, représentant les quatre évangélistes. Les intervalles sont garnis de lames de métal dorées et ciselées, d'un beau dessin, et ornées de cabochons en cristal de roche, en onyx, en agate, etc., ainsi que de têtes de clous argentées. Cette reliure ne paraît pas bien homogène, car les lames ciselées ne semblent pas avoir primitivement appartenu à ce volume. Elle est cependant telle que le Baron de Crassier l'avait fait reconstituer avec ses anciens éléments, comme il le déclare dans une note écrite sur la couverture. En tout état de cause, ses parties constitutives offrent, par leur archaïsme, un

grand intérêt pour l'histoire de l'art.” 15871 EVANGELIA LATINA, cum prologis, breviario et indice

capitulorum evangeliorum per circulum anni, smallest 4to. JS. on vellum in Carolingian characters, wanting a leaf or two at the beginning of each Gospel ; a Miniature of St. John of later date inserted ; in a modern binding of boards covered with crimson velvet, lined inside with white morocco gilt, and inlaid on the outside with a centre-picee of carved ivory representing the Crucifixion ; enclosed in a wooden case, £70.

Sec. X 15872 BIBLIA SACRA LATINA, cum prologis S. Hieronymi, small

4to. Manuscript on vellum, on 548 leaves, written in beautifully distinct and minute characters, in double columns, capitals ornamented and painted in blue and red, the vellum remarkably fine and thin, old red morocco extra, gilt edges, £36

(circ. A.D. 1300) Bound in England in the early part of the last century, by the binder who

worked for Lord Sunderland. 15873 BIBLIA SACRA LATINA,

LATINA, CUM PROLOGIS S. HIERONIMI, stout folio.

Superb Manuscript on Vellum, by an Italian Scribe, richly ornamented with PAINTED INITIAL LETTERS with filigree ornaments, 80 very beautiful Miniatures and as many exquisite borders (composed of human figures, grotesque birds, and other

« PreviousContinue »