BOOK OF PARADISE BEING THE HISTORIES AND SAYINGS OF THE MONKS AND ASCETICS OF THE EGYPTIAN DESERT BY PALLADIUS, HIERONYMUS AND OTHERS. E. A. Wallis Budge.
BOOK OF PARADISE BEING THE HISTORIES AND SAYINGS OF THE MONKS AND ASCETICS OF THE EGYPTIAN DESERT BY PALLADIUS, HIERONYMUS AND OTHERS.

BOOK OF PARADISE BEING THE HISTORIES AND SAYINGS OF THE MONKS AND ASCETICS OF THE EGYPTIAN DESERT BY PALLADIUS, HIERONYMUS AND OTHERS.

2 volumes.

  • London, England: n.p., 1904.
  • 4to.
  • cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt
  • lxxviii, 918; (iv), 919-1095+(1), 768 pages

Price: $850.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 124377

Text in English and Syriac. Limited to 500 copies. Printed for private circulation only. Lady Meux Manuscript No.6. Preface, table of contents, introduction, appendix, indices of names and scriptural references. Second volume includes original Syriac text. Syriac texts according to the recension of 'Anân-Îsho of Bêth 'Âbhê. The earliest accounts of the Desert Fathers, translated by a renowned student of the Eastern languages, dedicated to his patroness, the Lady Meux. Traditionally ascribed to Sts. Palladius and Jerome, but their work was expanded over time. Pages of Syriac text in reverse order from English in accordance with the convention of that and other Middle Eastern languages. Covers scuffed at corners and along spine.