Basileae (Basel): E. & J. R. Thurnisios, Fratres, 1725 (Vol. 1); 1726 (Vol. 2); 1727 (Vol. 3). First Swiss edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 3/4"). , 816pp (Vol. 1); , 912pp (Vol. 2); , 767, pp (Index) (Vol. 3). Contemporary full vellum. Marbled endpapers. All paper edges red. Title page of first volume in red and black lettering. Title vignette for each of the three title pages. Decorative initials and tailpieces.
Originally published by Schoonenburg in Amsterdam between 1724 and 1726, this work is the first Swiss edition of Friedrich Adolph Lampe's three-volume commentary on the Gospel of St John.
When published, scholars ranked Lampe's work as one of the best commentaries ever written on John. The author shows how "the Fourth Gospel contributes to biblical and systematic theology, and offers a consistent exposition of John as an evangelistic Gospel."
Bindings partly darkened and age-toned. Ex-library stickers on spines, and bookplate on inside of each front cover. Previous owner's stamp at upper margin of each front free endpaper and title page. Contemporary previous owner's name in ink, dated 1758, on each title. Text in Latin. Bindings in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #43174
About the author: Friedrich Adolph Lampe (1683-1729) was a German Pietist pastor, theologian and professor of dogmatics. He was a Cocceian, and follower of Johannes d'Outrein. He is known as the first Pietist leader from a Calvinist rather than Lutheran background. (From Wikipedia).