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FABRICIUS, Johann Albert (1668-1736)

Codex pseudepigraphus Veteris Testamenti,

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collectus castigatus, testimoniisque, censuris & animadversionibus illustratus à Johanne Alberto Fabricio, SS. Theol. D. & Professore Publ. in Gymnasio Hamburgensi.  Hamburg and Leipzig : Christian Liebezeit, 1713. First edition. Octavo (165 x 105 mm), slightly later full calf with gilt-tooled board edges, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with gilt decoration and contrasting leather title and volume pieces stamped in gilt; front outer hinge a little weakened; front hinge cracked; all edges stained red; front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Sir John Cope; front free-endpaper with early ownership initials; title-page in red and black, pp. [26], 1174, [26]; folding engraved comparative table of alphabets; Greek text with Latin translation and commentary, and occasional use of Hebrew type; frequent browning, but overall internally excellent.

The German classical scholar and bibliographer Johann Albert Fabricius (1668-1736) produced numerous works of great importance to biblical scholarship, probably none more so than his Bibliotheca Latina and Bibliotheca Graeca. However, his writings on New Testament apocrypha and Old Testament pseudepigraphica were also enormously influential: these were published as Codex apocryphus Novi Testamenti (1703) and Codex pseudepigraphus Veteris Testamenti (1713). A second part of the latter work appeared ten years later, as Codicis pseudepigraphi Veteris Testamenti Volumen alterum accedit Josephi veteris Christiani auctoria Hypomnesticon (1723).