London: Rivingtons, 1871 and 1874. mixed editions. Complete in four uniformly bound volumes; octavo; three quarters black morroco over navy pebbled boards; marbled endpapers with small square bookseller sticker on the front paste down of each; all edges marbled.
Pp. viii, 924; viii, 723, ; viii, 435, ; vi, 750; .
Corners a tad bumped, top corner front board of volume four is also abraded and there is a 1cm scuff mark to the fore edge of the top board on volume one; all four are heavily foxed at the first and last balnks and the half titles, otherwise quite clean throughout; one small gathering detached but present in volume one (pp. 355-366). Despite the uniform binding, volume one is a seventh edition from 1874, volume two is a sixth edition from 1871, volume three is a fifth edition from 1871 and volume four is a fourth edition from 1871, Item #1090
Henry Alford (7 October 1810 – 12 January 1871) was an English churchman, theologian, textual critic, scholar, poet, hymnodist, and writer. He is best known for his New Testament in Greek, an undertaking that occupied him from 1841 - 1861.