Basileae (Basel): Sumtibus Johannis Christ. 1741. Second edition. Hardcover. Quarto (10 x 7 3/4"). 32, 776pp (Vol. 1); , 777-1394, pp (Index) (Vol. 2); , 820, pp (Index); , 860pp (Vol. 4); , 815, pp (Index) (Vol. 5). Uncut. Contemporary 3/4 calf over decorative paper covered boards, with gold lettering and ruling to spines. Raised bands. Title pages in red and black lettering. Title vignette in each volume. Decorative head-, tailpieces, and initials.
Complete set in five volumes of Johann Christoph Wolf's commentaries on the New Testament. The first edition was published in Hamburg between 1725 and 1735.
- The first volume contains the author's commentaries on Matthew, Mark and Luke.
- The second volume with Wolf's commentaries on John, and the Acts of the Apostles.
- The third volume with Wolf's commentaries on the first four Epistles of Paul.
- The fourth volume contains the author's commentaries on Paul's last ten Epistles.
- The fifth and last volume contains the author's commentaries on the Epistles of Paul, Peter, James, John, and Jude.
Bindings rubbed and darkened, with most heads and tails of spines chipped. Closed tears along joints. Ex-library bookplate on inside of each front cover. Text in Latin. Bindings in overall fair, interior in very good condition. f to vg. Item #43320
About the author: Johann Christoph Wolf (1683-1739) was a German Hebraist, polyhistor, and collector of books.