Expeditionis Alexandri Libri Septem et Historia Indica Graec. et Lat. cum Annotationibus......Georgii Raphelii

Amsterdam: Wetstenium, 1757. First edition edited by Georg Raphel, a revision of Gronovius’ 1704 edition. . Dibdin calls the present work “An excellent and commodious edition. The text of Gronovius is accurately corrected; the chapters are divided into sections; the more plausible conjectures of Gronovius admitted; difficult passages explained, and an excellent index is added” (Dibdin, 4th edition, 329). Title-page in red and black, engraved frontispiece, double-page map of Asia. Parallel texts in Greek and Latin, with extensive footnotes. Intermittent light foxing. A very good, attractive copy. Late nineteenth century green morocco over marbled boards, by Clarke & Bedford. Gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Robert Crewe-Milnes. Octavo. xlviii, 637, [201, index] pp. Item #14728

Raphel (1673-1740) a German Lutheran divine, was superintendent at Lüneberg. “He was one of the best commentators of that class of exegetists who have attempted to illustrate the Bible from classic authors” (M’Clintock and Strong, Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesistical Literature, p. 911). He is especially well known for his Annotationes philologicae in Novum Testamentum, which contains historical illustrations of some passages in the Old Testament and philological explanations of many in the new, taken from Xenophon, Polybius, Herodotus, and Arrianus, He also edited the Greek homilies of Chrysostom.

OCLC lists a number of copies world-wide, but very little in Western states, and none in California.

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