The ancient Coptic version of the book of Job the just. Translated into English, and edited, by Henry Tattam.
The ancient Coptic version of the book of Job the just. Translated into English, and edited, by Henry Tattam.

The ancient Coptic version of the book of Job the just. Translated into English, and edited, by Henry Tattam.

London: William Straker, 1846. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], ii, [1], 182, [1]; light to moderate foxing to prelims and terminals, otherwise a near fine, handsome copy in recent full black moirÈ cloth, spine ruled in gilt with green morocco label lettered in gilt, all edges marbled. Tattam (1789-1868), a Coptic scholar and cleric (Rector of St. Cuthbert's, Bedford, and Archdeacon of Bedford), preceded this work with A Compendious Grammar of the Egyptian Language (London, 1830) and a Coptic-Latin dictionary (London, 1835). For his translation of Job, Tattam consulted "an ancient [manuscript] in the Patriarch's library in Cairo," and "afterwards collated it" with two other early Coptic manuscripts held privately (p. [1]). The first printed appearance of the Book of Job in Coptic. Darlow and Moule, 3100: "Coptic text with literal English rendering, on opposite pages." Item #26885

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