Basileae (Basel): Joh. Rud. Im-Hoff, 1742. Second edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8 1/4 x 6 3/4"). , 408, pp. Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and ruling to spine. Title page in red and black lettering. Title vignette. Decorative woodcut headpieces, initial, and tailpiece.
Originally posthumously published in 1741, Friedrich Adolph Lampe's "Commentarius in Psalmos graduum" is a commentary on Psalms 120-134 of the Book of Psalms, entitled "A Song of Degrees (or ascent)."
The Psalms are songs. They were sung by the people in their homes and by the choirs in the temple in Jerusalem. Some Psalms were sung by pilgrims journeying up to Jerusalem and the temple.
The commentary is followed by an exegetical commentary on John's Apocalypse, and an exegetical note on Solomon's Ecclesiastes.
Binding rubbed along edges, with ex-library sticker (remnant) on spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Closed tear along front joint. Sporadic clear water-staining throughout. Text of the Psalms and Ecclesiastes in Hebrew and Latin and of John's Apocalypse in Greek and Latin. Binding in overall fair, interior in fair to good condition. f to g. Item #43199
About the author: Friedrich Adolph Lampe (1683-1729) was a German Pietist pastor, theologian and professor of dogmatics in Utrecht (1720-1727) and Bremen (1727-1729). 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).