Leipzig: VEB Edition, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. Square 12mo (5 3/4 x6"). xxxi, pp (Booklet); 83 leaves (Facsimile Codex), as issued. Original full calf binding by Werner Kiessig to correspond with the original leather binding, adorned with eight leather ties. Book and booklet housed in their original grey cloth covered box.
Facsimile of the third (or fourth) century Achmimic Proverbs Codex Ms. or oct. 987 in the collection of the Deutsche Staatsbibliothek (German State Library) in Berlin. With the accompanying booklet in German and English containing a Postscript by Professor Alexander Böhlig.
According to Professor Böhlig, "the present manuscript [containing "The Book of Proverbs"] is one of the most ancient biblical Coptic codices (3rd or 4th century)" (see "Postscript," p. xx).
Minor age-toning along edges of clamshell box. Sporadic age-toning to covers of booklet. Codex in Coptic (Akhmimic dialect), booklet in German and English. Box in overall good+, booklet in good to very good, binding and interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #43230