Londini [London]: Ex Prelo Joannis Nichols, Typis Jacksonianis, 1786. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Very good condition. Item #019793
[ii], x, [ii], xxxii, , 89, [i] blank. Complete with half-title and 3-leaf subscribers' list, and one leaf containing a full-page engraving. Contains facsimile text in Alexandrian Greek type cut by Joseph Jackson. Contains minor scattered foxing on several pages near the beginning of the text and to the final few leaves of text. Previous owner's name stamped in upper margin of title page, and again stamped much smaller on the following page. Contemporary decorated calf boards, with some scratching, peeling and wear, refurbished; rebacked in leather with raised bands and a new gilt-stamped spine label. New endpapers, retaining two original endpapers at the rear. The first three leaves were professionally and archivally light-bleached which removed most of the foxing. The first edition of the New Testament as preserved in the Codex Alexandrinus, printed using a typeface that skilfully reproduced the appearance of the fifth-century original. The text is clean and unmarked. Folio: measures 18.5" x 11.75" (472mm x 297mm).