Hamburg: Jo. Christophori Kisneri, 1725. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #001193
4 books bound in 3 volumes. Volume one; book one (published 1725) with 32 preliminary pages, followed by 1430 pages plus one page of errata. Volume two; book two (published 1732) with 840 pages plus errata, bound with book three (published 1734); four leaves of introduction plus 861 pages of text and 10 pages of errata. Volume three; book four (1735); 815 pages plus five vocabulary indexes and errata, totalling 19 pages. Three volumes bound in contemporary vellum. Spines are age-darkened, with minor soiling. Volume two has some staining to rear board and text. A few in-text illustrations. Previously owned by Johann Detlef Kroeger, with his name in each volume. Minor marginalia scattered throughout text in his hand. Also, previous owner's name of A. W. Hofenhauer, of St. Louis MO on endpapers. Volume I is a critical, philological, interpretative examination of the Greek text of the Gospels & the Acts. Includes (541-2) comment on the coming of the gospel to America, with a bibliography of works on the subject.