London: C. J. Clay and Sons, 1901. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 1/4"). xxxi, , 78, pp. Quarter blue binders tape over original printed wrapper pasted on heavy cardboard, with handwritten title in white on spine.
The biblical scholar Margaret Gibson (1843-1920) is credited with the discovery of a number of significant ancient manuscripts. This volume is the transcription of an Arabic manuscript from the monastic library of St Catherine on Mount Sinai, and includes the stories of Aphikia and Cyprian and Justa.
Water-staining to binding and second half of the book. One leaf disbound but present. Ex-library copy, with sticker at upper front joint and tail of spine; bookplate on inside of front cover, pocket at rear, and stamp at top and bottom paper edges. Binding and interior in overall poor to fair condition. poor to fair. Item #46795