Gottingae (Gottingen): Victorini Bossiegel, 1755. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (7 3/4 x 6 1/4"). xvi, 200pp (Curae in versionem Syriacam Actuum Apostolicorum); 55, pp (Von der Verpflichtung der Menschen die Wahrheit zu reden). Modern black cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Title vignette on both title pages. Decorative head-, and tailpieces.
First edition of Johann David Michaelis' study of the old Syriac version of the Acts of the Apostles.
First edition of Michaelis' rather obscure treatise on the obligation of men to speak the truth. The book was published in Gottingen in 1750 by the Boßtegischen Handlung.
Minor and sporadic foxing to very first and very last leaves. "Curae in versionem Syriacam Actuum Apostolicorum" is in Latin with some Syriac and old Greek. "Von der Verpflichtung der Menschen die Wahrheit zu reden" is in German, Gothic script. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #43178
About the author: Johann David Michaelis (1717-1791), a famous and eloquent Prussian biblical scholar and teacher, was a member of a family which had the chief part in maintaining that solid discipline in Hebrew and the cognate languages which distinguished the University of Halle in the period of Pietism. He was a member of the Göttingen School of History. (From Wikipedia).