Lipsiae (Leipzig): Sumptibus Joh. Christophori Königii, 1697. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8 x 5 1/2"). , 9-56, , 1099, (the following pages are misnumbered*) 2000-2099*, 3000-3018* (i.e 1218), 186, , 447, pp. Original full vellum, with handwritten title to spine. Title pages in red and black lettering. Publisher's device on title pages. Added title facing main title page: PantAes Prophhtai kata tous hevdomēkonta, Prophetae omnes ex versione Septuaginta interpretum, cum libris Apocryphis ...; New Testament (last 447 pp.) has separate title: Tēs Kainēs Diathēkēs Apanta. Novi Testamenti libri omnes. Accesserunt parallela Scripturae loca, nec non variantes lectiones ex plus 100. MSS. codicibus ... The sequence of 186pp. between the Old and New Testaments has the following caption title: In Sacra Biblia Graeca ex versione LXX. interpretum Scholia; simul et interpretum Caeterorum : lectiones variantes. Decorative headpiece, tailpieces, and initials.
"Though inferior to the London and Amsterdam editions in beauty of execution, [this work] is very far superior to them in point of correctness. The prolegomena of John Frickis prefixed to it, contain a critical notice of preceeding editions of the Septuagint Version, which is said to be very accurate" (see Thomas Hartwell Horne's "A Manual of Biblical Bibliography," Page 44, Nr. 9).
"The LXX. was printed from a copy of the London edition of 1653, which follwed the Sixtine text. This was collated with the Aldine edition, and the variants found in that and in the Frankfort edition of 1597 (which closely followed the Aldine) are noted in an appendix.
The New Testament text is printed from Fell's edition of 1675 (No. 4711 in Darlow and Moule), but the variant readings are relegated to an appendix. In the N. T. the references are printed immediately below the verse to which they belong.
The Prayer of Manasses and a prologue to Ecclus, which are not found in the Sixtine edition, are apparently taken from an edition by J. A. Fabricius (1691) and appended to the Apocrypha.
An engraved headpiece depicting Fridenstein appears before Genesis; a similar engraved headpiece depicting Altenburgum before Matthew, and a coat-of-arm with the motto "Amore et prudentia" before Isaiah." (See: Darlow and Moule, Vol. II, No. 4718).
Binding darkened and partly age-toned. Spine with closed vertical cracks but firm. The engraved frontispiece portrait of Frederick, Duke of Saxony, is missing. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Introductory material (Dedication to Frederick, Duke of Saxony, and Prolegomena) in Latin, Bible in ancient Greek. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. f to vg. Item #43308