T s Kain s Diath k s hapanta. Novi Testamenti libri omnes, recens nunc editi: cum notis…Roberti Stephani, Iosephi Scaligeri, & Isaaci Casauboni. Bible in Greek. New Testament, In Greek letter.
T s Kain s Diath k s hapanta. Novi Testamenti libri omnes, recens nunc editi: cum notis…Roberti Stephani, Iosephi Scaligeri, & Isaaci Casauboni.
T s Kain s Diath k s hapanta. Novi Testamenti libri omnes, recens nunc editi: cum notis…Roberti Stephani, Iosephi Scaligeri, & Isaaci Casauboni.

T s Kain s Diath k s hapanta. Novi Testamenti libri omnes, recens nunc editi: cum notis…Roberti Stephani, Iosephi Scaligeri, & Isaaci Casauboni.

London: John Bill, 1622. This Jacobean Greek New Testament is apparently the third Greek New Testament printed in England, following a version printed in 1587 by Thomas Vautrollier and reprinted in 1592. Following the Greek New Testament text are 147 pages of comments and vaiant readings by esteemed scholars Robert Estienne (1503-1559), Joseph Scaliger (1540-1609) and Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614). Text in double columns. Printer's mark on title, copied from Robert Estienne's device. Royal arms on verso of title-page. Pages 87 and 317 misnumbered 58 and 297, respectively. Corners, front joint lightly worn, some worming to back cover. Lacks front free endpaper, fore-edge of title browned, expected signs of use for a portable Bible. Early annotations on title-page. A good, clean copy of a rare book. Contemporary calf, blindstamped triple rule on covers, edges stained red. Old label on spine, with title in manuscript. Octavo. [8], 325, [147] pp. Item #16018

It is said that permission to use the Estienne printer's device was first granted to the London printer John Norton by Paul Estienne, while on a visit to England, as a mark of admiration for his printing. It was then used by John Bill. See McKerrow, Printers' & Publishers' Devices in England and Scotland, 1485-1640, p. 125.

This is an uncommon edition. ESTC notes a number of copies in well established English libraries, but only seven copies in North America (Folger, Harvard, Illinois, Texas, and Wesleyan University, and two copies at the Huntington Library). STC 2795. Not in Darlow and Moule.

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