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(BIBLE IN GREEK.) Quatuor Evangelia Graece. Edited by Andreas Birch. 3 engraved plates. , xcii, 181, ; , -318; , -529, ; , -676,  pages, including errata leaf at end. 4to, 262x211 mm, contemporary vellum boards with blind-stamped arabesque centerpiece on covers, top spine compartment restored, covers soiled; contents crisp and clean, with only Meadville perforated stamp on title and rubberstamp on dedication page. 19th-century bookplates of M[atthias?] Bruen and Meadville Theological School. Copenhagen: J. F. Schultz, 1788
first birch edition of the Greek Gospels, a new recension commissioned by King Christian VII of Denmark. Based on the examination by Birch and other scholars of manuscripts in European libraries, it includes variant readings and descriptions of the manuscripts consulted. Darlow & Moule 4769.