The Book of Adam And Eve, Also Called the Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan, a Book of the Early Eastern Church; Translated from the Ethiopic, with notes from the Kufale, Talmud, Midrashim, and other Eastern Works

The Book of Adam And Eve, Also Called the Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan, a Book of the Early Eastern Church; Translated from the Ethiopic, with notes from the Kufale, Talmud, Midrashim, and other Eastern Works

London: Williams & Norgate, 1882. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. viii + 255pp + i advert. Original brick coloured cloth with blind borders on boards, gilt titling to spine. Notes, index. The scarce first English language edition of this 6th century Christian extracanonical work translated from a Ge'ez (Ethiopic) manuscript. Malan, a clergyman, linguist and orientalist of considerable note, believed that the work had originally been written in Arabic, probably between the 5th and 9th centuries CE. Light bruising and chafing to corners and spine ends, pages edges darkened and pages lightly toned but clean and unmarked, a few roughly opened pages and fore-edge tears (no text loss). Overall a lovely tight VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #62562

Price: $150.00