Spic-ilegium Syriacum: Containing remains of Bardesan, Meliton, Ambrose and Mara …
Spic-ilegium Syriacum: Containing remains of Bardesan, Meliton, Ambrose and Mara …

CURETON Rev. William [editor and translator]. Spicilegium Syriacum: Containing remains of Bardesan, Meliton, Ambrose and Mara Bar Serapion.

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wallis budges' annotated copy

CURETON Rev. William [editor and translator]. Spicilegium Syriacum: Containing remains of Bardesan, Meliton, Ambrose and Mara Bar Serapion. London, Francis and John Rivington, 1855.

8vo. Contemporary black half-calf over pebble-grained cloth, spine with raised bands and red morocco lettering-piece, spine ruled in gilt; pp. [4], xv, 102, [52], Syriac, English and Greek printing; binding with wear and inner hinges strengthened.
First edition, the eminent linguist and Egyptologist Wallis Budge's annotated copy with his name, dated 1881, on verso of front fly-leaf in lilac ink and dated 1881, neat interlinear annotations and marginalia in the same ink and hand throughout most of the Syriac text. Wallis Budge, of poor working class background studied Semitic languages from 1878 to 1883 at Cambridge, sponsored by the former Prime Minister Gladstone and others. In 1925 Wallis Budge published The Rise & Progress of Assyriology.
This volume publishes early Christian sources of the Eastern Church in both Syriac and English, with commentary and annotations.

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