Written about 30 years after his first book was published, this volume presents what the author describes as an 'essay', and he takes pains to explain that he will avoid footnotes or references as far as possible in order not to disturb the reader's journey on his train of thought. Having spent much of his life so far in comparing Biblical texts, perhaps he felt it was time to take stock of his own thoughts on immortality, with the help of quotations from many other writers.
Herman Charles Hoskier (1864-1938), was a biblical scholar and British textual critic,who generally (but not entirely) supported the Byzantine text-type against the Alexandrian text-type. He compared, in "Codex B and Its Allies" (1914) the text of Codex Vaticanus with Codex Sinaiticus, and showed how many are the significant disagreements among the best witnesses of the Alexandrian text. Hoskier compared text of the Minuscule 700 with the Textus Receptus and exhibits 2724 differences.
Our book is in good condition for its age, the dark blue cloth covers showing few signs of age, wear or use - some minimal rubbing of corners and spine angles, a little shelf wear to top & tail of spine, and gilt title on the spine rather faded. The gilt on the front, however, remains bright. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages; all pages clean and bright; slight tanning of endpapers; an address stamped on the front pastedown, and previous owner's name in blue biro on front fep, dated 1960.