[Novum Testamentum Syriace.]
(London) (British & Foreign Bible Society) (1816)
Small folio 25 x 19 cm; pp. [iv, Syriac title and half-title], [ii, Syriac errata], 552 (Syriac and Roman pagination), text printed in two columns in Syriac. In later half calf, spine gilt with morocco lettering-piece and raised bands. Without the Latin title and tipped-in slip. A few quires spotted. Contemporary printed slips of asterisks pasted over single phrases throughout. Intermittent but extensive English glosses in pencil.
Darlow & Moule 8979
A new edition of the Syriac New Testament, prepared by Samuel Lee, printed in three Serto (West Syriac) types, made by Vincent Figgins for Buchanan's partial 1815 edition of the New Testament. Lee collated his text against several manuscript copies, and drew on earlier collations, with the result that his edition is a substantial improvement on Buchanan's text. The lack of Latin title, and the use of printed slips to suppress lines of text suggest that the present copy was intended for the Syriac Christian community in India, whose desire for a printed Syriac New Testament was the impetus for Buchanan's initial efforts for the Bible Society.