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He kaine diatheke [in Greek] Novum Testamentum Graecum; Editionis Receptae Cum Lectionibus Variantibus Codicum MSS, Editionum Aliarum, Versionum Et Patrum Nec Non Commentario Pleniore Ex Scriptoribus Veteribus Hebraeis, Graecis Et Latinis Historiam Et Vim Verborum Illustrante. by  editor  Johann Jakob - 1751 - from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller (SKU: 123171)

He kaine diatheke [in Greek] Novum Testamentum Graecum; Editionis Receptae Cum Lectionibus Variantibus Codicum MSS, Editionum Aliarum, Versionum Et Patrum Nec Non Commentario Pleniore Ex Scriptoribus Veteribus Hebraeis, Graecis Et Latinis Historiam Et Vim Verborum Illustrante.

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He kaine diatheke [in Greek] Novum Testamentum Graecum; Editionis Receptae Cum Lectionibus Variantibus Codicum MSS, Editionum Aliarum, Versionum Et Patrum Nec Non Commentario Pleniore Ex Scriptoribus Veteribus Hebraeis, Graecis Et Latinis Historiam Et Vim Verborum Illustrante.

by Bible. New Testament. Greek. Wettstein, Johann Jakob, editor

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2 vols. Amsterdam: Officina Dommeriana, 1751. 2 vols., [vi], 966, [2]; 896, (list of codices) 1-26 in reverse order, 897-920 pp. (final 1 1/2 pp. are errata). With an engraved vignette on the title-pages, and an engraved alphabet leaf at p.2; a little browned and dusty here and there. Contemporary red morocco very richly gilt, gilt-panelled backstrips with black labels. § A superb copy of a renowned Greek edition of the Bible with a fascinating association. This copy was in the choice Greek library of Sophia Streatfeild; prior to that there is the bookplate of an earlier Streatfeild with their motto “Data Fata Sequutus” (sic), and the modern bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason whose library was at Lone Mountain College in San Francisco until they sold it en bloc to John Howell-Books who dispersed the books far and wide. This book recently turned up in a yard sale in Central California and was bought by a scout purportedly for $5.Sophia Streatfeild was a brilliant classical scholar, a stunningly beautiful woman, and a renowned flirt, whose charms and amorous conquests were recorded at length by Hester Thrale with equal parts admiration and exasperation: “a Young Coquet whose sole Employment in this World seems to have been winning Men's hearts on purpose to fling them away. How She contrives to keep Bishops, & Brewers, & Doctors, & Directors of the East India Company all in her Chains so—& almost all at a Time would amaze a wiser Person than me". Thrale’s own husband was one of the many much taken with Streatfeild, as was Samuel Johnson, although he apparently regarded Fanny Burney’s Greek scholarship higher. The DNB heads her entry simply “Streatfeild, Sophia (bap. 1755, d. 1835), beauty”. A women of fierce intellect and wild reputation, she died unmarried at around 80 years of age and remains one of the period’s more enigmatic figures. Her entire Greek library (all 43 volumes bound to match) was sold by the Robinsons in 1935 for £195. It was #1 in their catalogue 56.

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John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller US (US)
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123171
Title
He kaine diatheke [in Greek] Novum Testamentum Graecum; Editionis Receptae Cum Lectionibus Variantibus Codicum MSS, Editionum Aliarum, Versionum Et Patrum Nec Non Commentario Pleniore Ex Scriptoribus Veteribus Hebraeis, Graecis Et Latinis Historiam Et Vim Verborum Illustrante.
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Bible. New Testament. Greek. Wettstein, Johann Jakob, editor
Book condition
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Publisher
Officina Dommeriana
Place of Publication
Amsterdam
Date published
1751
Size
2 vols
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morocco
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vignette
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
bookplate
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