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The Widmanstadt-Moses of Mardin Editio Princeps of The Syriac Gospels of 1555

A Facsimile Limited Numbered Edition with an Introduction by George A. Kiraz


A facsimile reprint of the first edition of the Syriac New Testament, published by J. A. Widmanstadius and Moses of Mardin in 1555. This limited collector's edition is custom bound, with long lasting high-quality acid-neutral paper.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 1-59333-999-2
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Oct 26,2006
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 338
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 1-59333-999-2
$563.00
Your price: $337.80

A replica reprint of the first edition of the Syriac Gospels, published by J. A. Widmanstadius and Moses of Mardin in 1555, coupled with Widmanstadius's primer Syriacæ linguæ … prima elementa. This 500-copy limited collector's edition is custom bound, with long lasting high-quality acid-neutral paper, rich fabric endsheets, permanent satin ribbon page marker, and illustrative stamping of the original leather cover. The replica edition is based on a rare copy of the Gospels preserved at the Bible Museum in Münster, and a rare copy of the elementa from the George A. Kiraz private collection. The introduction by George A. Kiraz gives the history of the edition in detail.

A replica reprint of the first edition of the Syriac Gospels, published by J. A. Widmanstadius and Moses of Mardin in 1555, coupled with Widmanstadius's primer Syriacæ linguæ … prima elementa. This 500-copy limited collector's edition is custom bound, with long lasting high-quality acid-neutral paper, rich fabric endsheets, permanent satin ribbon page marker, and illustrative stamping of the original leather cover. The replica edition is based on a rare copy of the Gospels preserved at the Bible Museum in Münster, and a rare copy of the elementa from the George A. Kiraz private collection. The introduction by George A. Kiraz gives the history of the edition in detail.

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ContributorBiography

George Kiraz

George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, the Editor-in-Chief of Gorgias Press, and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He earned an M.St. degree in Syriac Studies from the University of Oxford (1991) and an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (1992, 1996). He has published extensively in the fields of computational linguistics, Syriac studies, and the digital humanities. His latest books include The Syriac Orthodox in North America (1895–1995): A Short History (2019) and Syriac-English New Testament (2020).

George is an ordained Deacon of the rank of Ewangeloyo (Gospler) in the Syriac Orthodox Church where he also serves on several Patriarchal, Synodal, and local committees. He lives in Piscataway, NJ, with his wife Christine and their children, Tabetha Gabriella, Sebastian Kenoro, and Lucian Nurono.