1860 URDU NEW TESTAMENT IN CONTEMPORARY CALF
BIBLE. Injíl I Muqaddas, ya’ne, Hamáre Khudáwand aur Naját-Denewále Yisú’ Masíh ká Nayá ’ahd-Náma. London: for the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1860. 12mo, contemporary three-quarter calf. $750.
1860 edition of the New Testament in Urdu, handsomely bound.
Anglican missionary Henry Martyn, “the learned and the holy, translating the Scriptures in his solitary bungalow” (Sir James Stephen), prepared the first Urdu edition of the complete New Testament, which saw print in 1814. In 1842 the Benares Translation Committee issued a revision of Martyn’s version (simplifying the text’s more difficult Persian and Arabic terms), of which the present text is a revised version. Text in Urdu, set in Roman type. Darlow & Moule 5304. Bookplate. Inkstamps. Inoffensive library pocket with shelf number affixed to rear pastedown.
Spine lightly rubbed. Near-fine condition.