Londoni: Excudebat Rogerus Daniel: prostat autem venale apud Joannem Martin & Jacobum Allestrye, sub signo Campanae in Cometerio D. Pauli, 1653.
The first edition of the Septuagint printed in England. , 1279, ; 186,  pp. plus terminal blank. 1 vols. 4to (signed in 8's) 195 x 143mm. The Uncommon Quarto Printing. Old vellum, titled and dated in manuscript on the spine. Terminal leaves slightly soiled, two ownership inscriptions on front endsheets, and small Lincoln's Inn release/sale stamp, vellum a bit handsoiled, occasional modest foxing and dusting along upper margins, but a very good copy. ESTC R12599 & R236817; Wing B2718 (octavo edition only); Darlow & Moule 4692; Brunet I:863. Item #255179
The first edition of the Septuagint printed in England (with the Scholia), the scarce printing in quarto format. The text is derived from the Sixtine text, and edited by John Biddle (1615-1662), the Unitarian controversialist who was imprisoned by the Parliamentary Commissioners for his religious views.
The SCHOLIA ... has a separate title-leaf, register and pagination. The same setting was imposed in both quarto and octavo formats, the latter with rules separating the columns of text. In regard to institutional representation, the edition in quarto is much more uncommon than that in octavo: ESTC locates 4 copies of the quarto printing in North America, as opposed to 19 of the octavo printing. Occasionally, Daniel's reprint of the New Testament is bound up with the octavo printings to form a complete Bible. Brunet cites that format, but notes the sale of a copy on “Gr. Pap.,” presumably a copy in this format. Over the last 35 years, ABPC records sale of one copy in quarto (1999) and four in octavo.
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