Sale: 464 / Rare Books, May 28. 2018 in Hamburg Lot 542

 
542
Biblia graeca
Quatuor evangelia graece, 1788.
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,100
Sold:
€ 923 / $ 1.015

(incl. 23% surcharge)
Lot description
Biblia graeca
Quatuor evangelia graece cum variantibus .. Jussu et sumtibus regiis edidit A. Birch. Kopenhagen, J. F. Schultz 1788.

Einzige Ausgabe, von größter Seltenheit, da ein Feuer in der königlichen Druckerei 1795 die gesamte Restauflage samt Typen und Papier zerstörte.

Bedeutende, prachtvoll und sehr großzügig gedruckte Edition, die im Auftrag des dänischen Königs Christian VII. von dem Theologen Andreas Birch (1758-1829) unter Mitarbeit berühmter Fachgelehrter veranstaltet worden war. "In 1781 and succeeding years Christian VII. of Denmark despatched a small band of distinguished scholars to examine Biblical mss. in foreign libraries. On this errand A. Birch (afterwards a bishop of the Danish Lutheran Church) travelled through Italy and Germany; J. G. C. Adler studied at Rome and elsewhere; and D. G. Moldenhawer, accompanied by the famous Orientalist O. G. Tychsen, visited Spain. The combined results of their investigations were arranged, at the royal command and expense, by Birch, and published in this edition, which presents the text of Stephanus' folio Testament of 1550, with an apparatus of various readings collected by the editor and his associates .. Only one quarto volume, containing the Gospels with some facsimiles, was published. A fire at the Royal Printing-House in 1795 destroyed the type, paper and unsold stock of the first volume, as well as part of the material for the second. Birch collected and published what survived in two octavo volumes .. in 1798 and 1800" (Darlow/Moule). - Extrem selten, kein Exemplar in den einschlägigen Preisverzeichnissen, im KVK nur 3 Exemplare verzeichnet.

EINBAND: Moderner Halbmaroquinband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 39,5 : 27 cm. - ILLUSTRATION: Mit 3 Kupfertafeln mit Handschriftenproben. - KOLLATION: 6 Bll. (d. e. w.), XCII S., 1 Bl., 676 S., 1 Bl. - ZUSTAND: Ohne die beiden weißen Bll. Zz2 und Mmmm2. - Ränder schwach gebräunt, vereinz. gering fleckig, erstes weißes Bl. mit alter Eintragung. Einbd. minim. fleckig. Guterhaltenes und äußerst breitrandiges Exemplar auf kräftigem Papier. - PROVENIENZ: Exlibris Writers Library London. Aus der Bibliothek Heribert Boeder, Osnabrück mit dessen Exlibris.

LITERATUR: Darlow/Moule 4769. - Bibelslg. Württ. Landesbibl. C 499.

Only edition, of outmost scarcity, the rest of the edition was destroyed by a fire in the royal printshop in 1795, including models and paper. With 3 copper plates with manuscript samples. Modern half morocco with gilt lettering. Large 4to. - Margins slightly browned, minor isolated staining, first blank leaf with old entries. Binding minimally stained. Well-preserved and extremely broad-margined copy on strong paper. From the library Heribert Boeder, Osnabrück. Extremely rare, no copy in relevant schedules of prices, KVK registers only 3 copies.

542
Biblia graeca
Quatuor evangelia graece, 1788.
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,100
Sold:
€ 923 / $ 1.015

(incl. 23% surcharge)