8vo, 268pp. Hardcover, d/w in very good condition protected by clear archival covering, text in very good condition with mild flecking on all edges and rear b/w photographic plates all present in good order. This complex book supplies information about the science and the art of textual criticism as applied to the New Testament. The art of textual criticism involves the application of reasoned considerations in choosing among variant readings in the manuscripts. The author discusses a wide variety of textual problems, ranging from the very simple to the more complex, where evidence is evenly divided. There are three sections to this work:- a) the making and transmission of ancient manuscripts b) the description of the more important witnesses to the New Testament text c) the history of New Testament textual criticism as reflected in the succession of printed editions of the Greek testament.