Here is a lovely volume boldly inscribed to a Deacon by J. B. Dunelm [i.e. J. B. Lightfoot's "Bishop" signature.]. Lightfoot was a member of the Committee of Revision for the New Testament and one of the most voluminous translators of the late 19th century. His contributions, in addition to his work on with Revision Committee with Westcott and Hort [largely the Pauline Epistles], included The Didache, The Shepherd of Hermas, Clement & and Clement II, The Epistle of Barnabas, and more.
The text itself is that of F. H. A. Scrivener. This is the sort of magnum opus of his career as a Biblical scholar in that it took his decades of work on Biblical texts and compiled all his research on textual variants in one accessible volume. Here we have the primary Greek text, that of Textus Stephanici A.D. 1550 [which he believed to be the best text], with variants recorded in remarkable detail all through, including those of Bezae, Elzeviri, Lachmanni, Tischendorfii, Tregellisii, plus Lachmanni Marginis Interioris, and Tregellesii Marginis.
The whole is beautifully bound and preserved. Quite scarce on the market.
Scrivener, F. H. A. Novum Testamentum. Textus Stephanici A.D. 1550. Accedunt Variae Lectiones Editionum Bezae, Elzeviri, Lachmanni, Tischendorfii, Tregellesii. London. Whittaker. Cambridge. Deighton Bell. 1877. First Edition. 598pp.
Attractive full calf, raised bands with gold tooling, some light rubbing at extremities as shown. Very solid. Text crisp and clean. Very lovely on the shelf.