Sacrosancta Jesu Christi Evangelia jussu Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide ad usum ecclesiae nationis Maronitarum edita.
Folio (256 x 370 mm). (36), 431, (15) pp., final blank f. With printer's device to title page, woodcut headpiece and four half-page woodcuts of the Evangelists. Printed in red and black throughout. Contemporary paper boards.
The Maronite edition of the Gospels in Syriac and Carshuni (following the Roman Arabic Bible of 1671), including the Peshitta text. Edited by Faustus Naironus Banensis and Josephus Banesius for use as a service-book in Maronite churches and dedicated to Cardinal Barberini, this was published as the first volume of the "Novus Testamentum Syriacum, et Arabicum".
Some browning and occasional foxing, marginal waterstaining near beginning. Chapter and verse numbers supplied in the margins in ink by a late-18th century owner. An untrimmed, wide-margined copy in the original temporary boards as issued. Very scarce.
Schnurrer 338. Darlow/Moule 1742 & 8968. OCLC 254265613.