London: C. J. Clay and Sons, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/2"). 139pp (Text in English), 139pp (Text in Syriac). Modern half red binders tape over decorative stiff cardboards, with handwritten white lettering to spine. Original printed wrappers bound in. Syriac text in red and black lettering.
This work, the sixth of the Studia Sinaitica series, contains a collection of Syriac scriptural lessons from a manuscript acquired in Cairo by Agnes Smith Lewis in 1895. She believed the manuscript might have been used by the Syrian Church, although the date of the pages is uncertain. Included with the edited and annotated text is a glossary by Margaret Gibson and critical notes by distinguished theologian Eberhard Nestle, providing a useful resource for Syriac scholars which also casts light on the development of Christianity across the Middle East. (From the Publishers). Index aand errata page at rear of English text.
Ex-library copy, with sticker at upper front joint and tail of spine; bookplate on inside of front cover, printed notice at rear, and stamp at top and bottom paper edges. Binding, wrappers and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #46794