INSCRIBED BY PODRO
The nazarene gospel by robert graves and joshua podro: Being part III (text only) of their nazarene gospel restored.
London. Cassell and Company, 1955. First edition.
8vo. xii, 175pp, . Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper dulled and sunned. Internally immaculate, A near fine copy. Inked inscription to FFEP: 'To Leanne and Frank / with love / Joshua / 3 March 1955'.
The first edition of a summary of the conclusions of Robert Graves (1895-1985) - with the assistance of expert on Hebrao-Aramaic aspects of primitive Christianity Joshua Podro - regarding the Gospel of the Nazarenes, the traditional but hypothetical name given by scholars to distinguish references to, or citations of, non- canonical Jewish-Christian Gospels extant in patristic writings. The exhaustive, and often speculative, reconstruction was previously set forth in the author's substantial unabridged Nazarene Gospel Restored (1954).£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 23465