CATALOG 128: CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM

48 Titles in Christian Hebraism,
Christian views of Judaism The Holy Land, & the Hebrew Bible, and
other Christian Works from the 16th-18th Centuries

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Welcome to our latest catalog, a short list of 48 titles in Christian Hebraism and related fields spanning the 16th-18th Centuries.

First, a bit of history.

Towards the end of the 15th century, under the Reformation and with the blossoming of the Renaissance, there awakened in Europe a new interest in the classics. This also brought about an interest in a return to the original text of the Bible and an attempt to understand the later literature of the Jews.

Hieronymus Buclidius, the friend of Erasmus, gave more than 20,000 francs to establish a Hebrew chair at Louvain; as the chair of Hebrew at the University of Paris, Francis offered the chair to Elijah Levita, the friend of Cardinal Ægidius of Viterbo, who declined to accept it. Cardinal Grimani and other dignitaries, both of the state and of the Church, studied Hebrew and the Cabala with Jewish teachers; even the warrior Guido Rangoni attempted the Hebrew language with the aid of Jacob Mantino (1526). Pico de la Mirandola (died 1494) began to collect Hebrew manuscripts, and Reuchlin became the first Christian to write a modern grammar of the Hebrew language. But interest was still centered wholly around the Bible and the related expository literature.


During the 16th century, however, Hebrew grammar and Jewish exegesis gained more attention, and many Christian scholars became active students of Jewish teachers. As part of this new relationship, for example, Sebastian Münster (died 1552) became well-known Hebrew grammarian; Pellicanus (died 1556) and Pagninius (died 1541, see Nr. 30 below) as lexicographers; and Daniel Bomberg (died 1549), as a printer of Hebrew books.


In the 17th Century, Johannes Buxtorf (died 1629, see below Nrs. 8, 13, & 14) marks a turning-point in the study of Jewish literature by Christians. He not only studied the Targum and the Talmud, but also tried to understand Jewish history, and he became its first real Christian bibliographer. Through the influence of Buxtorf, a serious attempt was made by many Christian scholars to understand post-Biblical Jewish literature, and many of the most important works were translated into Latin. Famously, even Queen Christina of Sweden (died 1689) became devoted students of Jewish literature, as did other noble-men and -women of the day.


Below we have assembled a collection of various works from the 16th-18th Centuries (as well as one modern work on the subject) for you to browse.


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CONTENTS:

 

    ABOUT CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM

     

  1. Berlin, Charles; and Aaron Katchen, editors.. CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM: THE STUDY OF JEWISH CULTURE BY CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN TIMES. PROCEEDINGS OF A COLLOQUIUM AND CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION. ARRANGED BY THE JUDAICA DEPARTMENT OF THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY ON THE OCCASION OF HARVARD'S 350TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Paperback, 8vo, Cambridge, Harvard University Library, 1988. Paper Wrappers, Oblong 4to, 58 pages. Includes illustrations & facsimiles. 22 x 28 cm. Contents include: The Ambiguous bond, Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, by Krister Stendahl; The Medieval background of Christian Hebraism, by Marc E. Saperstein; Christian Hebraism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, by Aaron L. Katchen; etc. Exhibition catalogue arranged and prepared by Charles Berlin and Aaron L. Katchen; with text by Aaron L. Katchen. "Colloquium, May 5, 1986; Exhibition, May 1986". Subject: Hebrew language -- Study and teaching -- History. Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Humanism. Hebraists, Christian. (BIB-21-10) (ID #12759) $15.00.
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    SPECIAL ITEMS

     

    America as the location of El Dorado and Ophir

     

  3. (Americana) Huet, Pierre-Daniel. TRACTATUS DE SITU PARADISI TERRESTRIS: AD ACADEMIAE FRANCICAE SOCIOS. London, H. & Vid. Th. Boom, 1698. Later Cloth. Small 8vo. 194, [22] pages. Fold. Map. 20 cm. In Latin. Subtitle: “NUNC PRIMUM LATINE FACTUS, AB AUCTORE RECOGNITUS EMENDATUS & AUCTUS. ACCEDIT EJUSDEM COMMENTARIUS DE NAVIGATIONIBUS SALOMONIS. QUI NUNC PRIMUM PRODIT. ” Title translates to English as, “The Treaty of Earthly Site of Paradise, To His Associates From the French Academy. ” States that America is the probable seat of the Eldorado and the land of Ophir. Subject: Bible, Geography "Tractatus de situ paradisi terrestris" was translated from the French originally by J. G.. Ex-lib with usual markings. Rebound in black leather boards, binding is tight. Institutional bookplate on inside cover. Foldout map torn along crease with no loss of paper. Internal pages are lightly soiled, but all text is clear. Overall good+ condition. (CHR HEB1-10) (ID #28082) $450.00.
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  5. (Blood Libel) Pitaval, Gayot De. JUIFS CONDAMNES POUR UN CRIME ENORME QUI REVOLTE L'HUMANITE. ON RAPPORTE LEURS MOEURS, LEURS COUTUMES, LEURS USAGES, LEURS CRIMES, & LES TRAITEMENS QU'ILS ONT ESSUYES DANS TOUTES LES NATIONS, DEPUIS A MORT DE JESUS-CHRIST & LE FAMEUX FIEGE DE JERUSALEM. Paris, Au Palais, 1754. Later morocco leather, 12mo. 289-435 pages [i. E. 146 pages]. 17 cm. In French. Title translates to English as, “Jews condemned for an enormous crime that revolts humanity. A Report on their manners, their customs, their habits, their crimes, and the treatment they have suffered in all nations since the death of Jesus Christ & the famous siege of Jerusalem. ” Pitaval (the author) had no doubt that Jews did murder Christian children, as part of their religious practice in preparation for Passover (Hertzberg, 1968). A chapter, here bound separately, from “Causes célèbres et intéressantes avec les Jugemens qui les ont Décidées” [Famous and Interesting Cases with the Decided Judgments]. All edges gilt. Lacks front cover. Red leather with gilt framing on back cover, gilt decorative print along backstrip. Decorative endpages. Underlining and marginalia on several pages, but mostly nice and clean. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-30) (ID #28097) $300.00.
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    An Early description of the Jews of North Africa

     

  7. (North African Jewry) Addison, L. THE PRESENT STATE OF THE JEWS: WHEREIN IS CONTAINED AN EXACT ACCOUNT OF THEIR CUSTOMS, SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS. London, William Crooke, 1676. 12mo. [10], 247, [5] pages. 16 cm. Second Edition, corrected by the Author. Subtitle: “To Which is Annexed A Summary Discourse of the Misna, Talmud, & Gemara.” The author was one of the chaplains of the King of England and had lived in Tangier for several years. An early book to focus on describing the Jews of North Africa, particularly Morocco. Wing A527. CONTENTS: The Present Condition of the Jews in Barbary -- Their Opinion of Matrimony and Celibate… -- Of the Rites of Circumcision and Purification -- Of the Jews Polygamy… -- Their Ceremonies About the Book of the Law: Their Manner of Celebrating the Sabbath… -- Of the Jews Feasts -- Of the Jews Purim -- A Summary Discourse Concerning the Jewish Talmud, Misna and Gemara. SUBJECT (S): Jews. OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. Lacks covers; backstrip chipping. Some worming throughout. Fair condition. (CHR HEB1-28) (ID #28096) $950.00.
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  9. Isaac, Johannes; Stephanus Isaac. GRAMMATICA HEBRAEA, ABSOLUTISSIMA, IN DUOS LIBROS DISTINCTA, NECNON IN ORDINEM STUDIOSIS COMMODIOREM DIGESTA, AC PLURIMIS IN LOCIS LOCUPLETATA. Antuerpiae (Antwerp) , Ex Officina Christophori Plantini, 1570. Vellum, 8vo.159, [8] pages. In Latin, with Hebrew. Fifth Revised Edition. [Editio Quinta]. Printed in reverse. Paging in Roman numerals and Hebrew. Printers variant, repeated page numbering 52-53 to 54-55. Front architectural twelfth with Hebrew text in a cartouche. The “Hebrew Grammar in two books” was composed by Johann Levita Isaac, professor of Hebrew, who died at Cologne 1577. At first a rabbi at Wetzlar, he was baptized as a Protestant in 1546, but embraced the Roman Catholic faith when called to Cologne as professor of Hebrew, in which office he remained until his death. In 1556 he wrote a popular Hebrew grammar (Grammatica Hebraea) , the last of the five editions of which was published at Antwerp in 1570. He also edited Maimonides' work on astrology and Moses ibn Tibbon's commentary on Aristotle's "Physics". Isaac's son, Stephan, was at “first educated as a physician, but was called as an assistant to his father in 1565, when he became a priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He created great excitement by openly denouncing Catholicism as idolatry from his pulpit (Oct. 5, 1583). In 1586 he wrote an "Apologia, " and went over to Calvinism. He was, however, accused of having reverted to Judaism, and reports were current that he had been seen acting as a Levite in the priestly benediction at Deutz. ” From the 1906 Encyclopedia Judaica. Subjects: Hebrew language- grammar- books before 1800. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Vellum over boards. Handwritten ink title on spine, slightly rubbed and barely legible, with worming on the bottom of the spine. Covers slightly stained, with slight worming. Last signature slightly shaken. Minor foxing throughout. Text very crisp and well preserved. Good + Condition. (CHR HEB1-19). (ID #28104) $750.00.
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  11. Lusignan, Étienne De. LES DROICTS, AUTORITEZ ET PREROGATIVES QUE PRETENDENT AU ROYAUME DE HIERUSALEM, LES PRINCES & SEIGNEURS SPIRITUELS & TEMPORELS CY APRES NOMMEZ: LE PAPE, PATRIARCHE, EMPEREUR, ROIS DE FRANCE, ANGLETERRE, ARRAGON, NAPLES, HONGRIE, CYPRE & ARMENIE, LES. REPUBLIQUES DE VENISE, & GENES, LES DUCS D'ANJOU, BOURBON, SAUOYE, LORRAINE & MONTFERRAT, LES COMTES DE BRIENE, LAUAL & AUTRES.. Paris; Chez Guillaume Le Noir, Ruë S. Jacques, à L'Enseigne De La Rose Blanche, 1586. 1st edition. Later full leather. 4to. [18] 40 leaves (ie. 79 pages). 23 cm. In French (middle French). “The Rights, Authorities and Powers claimed as the Kingdom of Jerusalem…” was written by Etieene Lusignan, a historian from Cyprus, descendant of the Lusignan dynasty, bishop incumbent of Limassol; the work lists the various pretenders to the title, to the crown and denotes the Lusignans absolute right to possession of the kingdom of Jerusalem. Printers device on title page, “Avec privilege du roy”. Subjects: Jerusalem - History - Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Minor nick on cover. Small tear on bottom of fifth leaf, not affecting text. Minor dampstains throughout, but text crisp. Very Good Condition. (CHR HEB1-21). (ID #28105) $1,200.00.
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  13. Arias Montano, Benito. DAVIDIS REGIS AC PROPHETAE ALIORUMQUE SACRORUM VATUM PSALMI, EX HEBRAICA VERITATE IN LATINUM CARMEN À BENDICTO ARIA MONTANO OBSERUANTISSIMÈ CONUERSI.. Antuerpiae (Antwerp) , Ex Officina Christophori Plantini, Architypographi Regij, 1574. (FT) Printed 1 year after 1st edition. Later Wrappers 23cm. 319 [8] pages. In Latin, with Hebrew citations. The Book of Psalms in Latin, with notes in Latin and Hebrew, part of the Louvain Bible, prepared by the theological faculty of the University of Louvain; the Psalms were translated by Arias Montanus, a Spanish priest and Orientalist, died 1598 at Seville. “Philip II. Entrusted him with the editing of the Polyglot Bible which was printed in Antwerp (1568-1572) under the title, "Biblia Sacra, Hebraice, Chaldaice, Græce, et Latine, Philippi II. , Regis Catholici Pietate et Studio ad Sacrosanctæ Ecclesiæ Usum Chph. Plantinus Excudebat. " Arias was accused of Judaizing, on account of his insertion in the Polyglot of certain Aramaic paraphrases tending to confirm the Jews in their claims; but he was acquitted of the charge through a favorable report on the matter by the inquisitor, P. Mariana. He translated Benjamin of Tudela's "Masa'ot" into Latin (1575, 1636, 1764) , and was the author of "Antiquitatum Judaicarum" (published, with engravings, in Leyden, 1593) , and many other works. ” (JE). Text printed in italics, single column, poetry form, with verse nos. In smaller type in left margin. Divided into 5 parts, with title and part no. Centered at top of page, and page no. At outer corner. Psalm no. Centered on page in roman numerals. Arguments before each Psalm in roman type. Hebrew text in inner margin, notes in Latin in outer margin. Printer's device on title page Binding in excellent condition. Title in ink on spine. Dedication in ink on title page. Minor ink underlining on pages 7-9, top repair of page on page 6 and page 14; all text crisp, pages overall in excellent condition. Very good + condition. (CHR HEB1-17). (ID #28103) $700.00.
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  15. Taylor, John, 1694-1761. Buxtorf, Johann,; 1599-1664.. THE HEBREW CONCORDANCE, ADAPTED TO THE ENGLISH BIBLE; DISPOSED AFTER THE MANNER OF BUXTORF. IN TWO VOLUMES.. London, Printed By J. Waugh And W. Fenner, 1757. 3/4 leather with marble paper covered boards, large folio, 16 inches. 2595 pages. Title pages printed in red and black. In English and Hebrew. Second volume includes index and an "easy guide for reading Hebrew". SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Hebrew. Johannes Buxtorf II, (1599-1664) , was a "Hebraist, the son of Johannes Buxtorf I, succeeded his father in the chair of Bible and Hebrew studies at the University of Basle and edited some of his unpublished works. In common with his father, he held the view that the Masoretic Text is the genuine version of the Bible (De Literarum Hebraicarum Genuina antiquitate, 1643) and that the Hebrew square script preceded the Samaritan. The vocalization of Hebrew, he maintained, originated at least as early as the time of Ezra. These issues were the subject of his fierce controversies with another Hebraist, Ludovicus Capelus, with each defending his viewpoint in a series of scholarly studies. Buxtorf 's view was formally adopted by the Swiss Church in 1675. Buxtorf translated Maimonides ' Guide of the Perplexed (1629) , Judah Halevi 's Kuzari (1666) , and part of Isaac Abrabanel 's commentaries to the Bible into Latin. The numerous Jewish scholars in many lands with whom he was in contact included Manasseh Ben Israel. His collection of letters is preserved at the university libraries of Basle and Zurich. " (Chaim Rabin, EJ, 2007) In 1751, dissenting minister John Taylor (1694-1761) "issued proposals for publishing a Hebrew concordance, on which he had been engaged for more than thirteen years. The subscription list to the first volume (1754) contains the names of twenty-two English and fifteen Irish bishops, and the work is dedicated to the hierarchy. Based on Buxtorf and Noldius, the concordance is arranged to serve the purposes of a Hebrew-English and English-Hebrew lexicon. He employed no amanuensis, and his accuracy is equal to his industry. As a lexicographer he deserves praise for the first serious attempt to fix the primitive meaning of Hebrew roots and deduce thence the various uses of terms" (D.N.B.). Includes an 1876 letter of a previous owner, found in one of the volumes, which reads: "Dear Dr. Wainwright, I am very sorry that I find at the last moment it will not be possible for me to have the pleasure of presiding at your lecture tonight. I am called away to fill a very important duty at the other end of London. I am sure neither you or any of the audience will attribute my absence to any lack of interest in the Protestant cause. There never was a moment when I was more opposed to Rome and its shabby imitation ritualism. Yours very faithfully, Henry L. Borguer. " Slight wear to leather on spine, very good condition. (BIB-17-11) (ID #24344) $500.00.
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  17. (A.S.W. Rosenbach Association) Lowth, Robert [with laid in ALS & Portraits]. DE SACRA POESI HEBRÆORUM. PRÆLECTIONES ACADEMIÆ OXONII HABITÆ [HEBRAEORUM. PRAELECTIONES ACADEMIAE OXONII HABITAE]. Oxonii [Oxford]; E Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1763. Period cloth. 23 cm. [8], 507, [15] pages. 8 vo. Second revised and augmented edition. Latin, with Hebrew and Greek. The last seven leaves contain the index and a final errata leaf. Laid in autograph letter by author and two portraits; laid in note dated 1790. Ex-libris, American Jewish Historical Society, gift from A. S. W. Rosenbach. The”Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews”, in Latin, was written by Robert Lowth, professor of poetry and bishop of Oxford, in the mid 18th century. These lectures are foundational to modern analyses of the old testament, especially that of parallelism in Hebrew Poetry: “It is now generally conceded that parallelism is the fundamental law, not only of the poetical, but even of the rhetorical and therefore of higher style in general in the Old Testament. By parallelism in this connection is understood the regularly recurring juxtaposition of symmetrically constructed sentences. … The first to see this law clearly and to distinguish between its basic forms was the Anglican bishop Robert Lowth” – (EJ). Subjects: Hebrew poetry - History and criticism. Hebrew language - Metrics and rhythmics. Bible. O. T. Psalms - Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists approximately 40 copies worldwide. Boards loose, backstrip absent, signatures loose but all present. Edges slightly bumped. Text crisp. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-31). (ID #28110) $650.00.
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  19. Ainsworth, henry. ANNOTATIONS UPON THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES CALLED DEUTERONOMIE. WHEREIN, BY CONFERENCE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, BY COMPARING THE GREEK AND CHALDEE VERSIONS, AND TESTIMONIES OF HEBREW WRITERS; THE HISTORIES, LAWES AND ORDINANCES, WHICH MOSES (A LITLE BEFORE. HIS DEATH) REPEATED AND ENLARGED UNTO ISRAEL IN THIS BOOK, ARE EXPLAINED.. [Amsterdam]; [Imprinted By Giles Thorp], 1619. Later full leather. 4to. [292] pages. English, with some Hebrew. Two column margin throughout containing the bible in English, annotations at the end of each chapter, with an index to the Pentateuch and an advertisement to the reader. Music composition in chapter 32. The annotations upon Deuteronomie was the fifth in a series of seven annotated volumes completed by Ainsworth throughout his later life. Henry Ainsworth was a learned Hebraist and celebrated Non-conformist divine of the Brownist party. He fled to Amsterdam, where entered the service of a bookseller about 1593, and where he founded an independent church. He paid two visits to Ireland, but nearly all his labours were in the Netherlands. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Deuteronomy -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Minor dampstains throughout, with a minor burn mark in chapter 32, obscuring three lines; otherwise text and pages in excellent condition. Very Good Condition. (CHR HEB1-23). (ID #28106) $350.00.
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  21. Altingi, Jacobi; Giorgio Othone. FUNDAMENTA PUNCTATIONIS LINGUAE SANCTAE [ & ] SYNOPSIS INSTITUTIONUM SAMARITANARUM [&] SYNOPSIS INSTITUTIONUM CHALDAERUM ET SYRARUM). Francofurti Ad Moenum; Sumtibus Friderici Knochii: Typis Martini Jacqueti. (Frankfurt Am Main; Fridericki Knochii) , 1701. Original publishers cloth. 12mo. 13, 385, [60], [49]; 122, [2], [16], 32, 87, 176 pages. 18 CM. Sixth Edition of the “Foundational Grammar of the Holy Tongue”; compendium of three volumes bound in vellum with “Synopsis of Formation of Samaritans” and “Synopsis of Formation of Chaldean and Syriac”. Latin with Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac. Title pages reads “Jacobi Altingi sacrar. Literar. & linguæ hebrææ nuper in Acad. Groningensi professoris celeberrimi, Fundamenta punctationis linguæ sanctæ, cum necessariis canonum, locorum S. Scripturæ & vocum irregularium indicibus.; Accedit ejusdem Synopsis institutionum Chaldæarum et Syrarum”. Lexicon of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac Grammar as translated into Latin; Aramaic printed in Hebrew script. Subject: Aramaic language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1800. Louis Lamm Berlin imprint stamp on back folio, (Lamm 1871-1943, was a German Jewish Bookseller). OCLC lists approximately 25 copies worldwide. Lightly faded vellum over boards, very light stains, crisp text. Good + condition. (CHR HEB1-3) (ID #28068) $300.00.
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  23. Bellarmini, Roberti. EXPLANATIO IN PSALMOS. EDITIO NOVISSIMA, AB INNUMERIS MENDIS & OMISSIONIBUS EX COLLATIONE DIVERSORUM ADINVICEM EXEMPLARIUM EXPURGATA.. Lugduni [Lyon]: Sumptibus I. Bapt. Bourlier & Lavr. Avbin [Laurentii Aubin], 1675. Full leather. [16], 1086 [26] pages; 24 cm. In Latin (with Hebrew). Roman and civilite types (the lines of the Psalms) and with Hebrew type in the margin. Large title page engraving with woodcut capitals, leather gilt lettered spine. “Explanation of the Psalms, at last putting countless omissions and defects in comparison to different alternates in the exculpated copies”, written by St. Robert Bellarmine, Archbishop and Cardinal in the early 1600’s; friend and later inquisitor of Galileo, a principal Jesuit protagonist of the counter-reformation, theological scholar; the work Explanatio in Psalmos is a commentary on the 150 psalms of the Psalter written in Latin; it’s original title being that of “In Omnes Psalmos Dilucida Exposition”, written in 1611. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Psalms - Commentaries. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Solid binding, with ribbons (corners bumped) , crisp text with very slight foxing throughout, slight warp in body. Very good condition. (CHR HEB1-11). (ID #28083) $300.00.
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  25. Buxtorf, Johann. JOHANNIS BUXTORFI LEXICON HEBRAICUM ET CHALDAICUM: COMPLECTENS OMNES VOCES TAM PRIMAS QUÀM DERIVATAS, QUAE IN SACRIS BIBLIIS, HEBRAEÂ, & EX PARTE CALDAEÂ LINGUÂ SCRIPTIS EXTANT: INTERPRETATIONIS FIDE, EXEMPLORUM BIBLICORUM COPIÂ, LOCORUM PLURIMORUM. DIFFICILIUM EX VARIIS HEBRAEORUM COMMENTARIIS EXPLICATIONE, AUCTUM & ILLUSTRATUM. Londini (London); Typis Jacobi Junii, & Mosis Bell, Sumptibus Richardi Whitakeri & Samuelis Cartwright, 1646. Full Leather. 17 cm. [18], 999, [70] pages. (8vo). Sixth edition. In Latin and Hebrew. Text reads from right to left. Sixth edition of the “Hebrew and Chaldean Lexicon”, a dictionary and grammar originally compiled by Johannes Buxtorf the elder, and finished by his son, Johannes Buxtorf the younger. Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629) was a celebrated Hebraist, born in Westphalia, member of a family of Orientalists; professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and known by the title, "Master of the Rabbis". According to Moritz Kayserling, he was the “principal founder of Rabbinical study among Christian scholars” (JE vol. 3, p. 444). His colossal Lexicon Chaldaicum Talmudicum was completed by his son, Johannes the Younger. Though unreliable, it served generations of Christian scholars as a guide to their studies in Talmud and rabbinics. Subjects: Hebrew language - Dictionaries – Latin. Latin language - Dictionaries – Hebrew. With bookplate of John (Campbell) Earl of Loudoun. Tear in center of spine, not affecting binding. Beginning and end pages slightly browned and warped, text remarkably crisp. Signatures slightly shaken, but well intact. Edges slightly bumped. Very good condition. (CHR HEB1-29). (ID #28109) $375.00.
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  27. Buxtorf, Johann (The Elder). LEXICON HEBRAICUM ET CHALDAICUM: COMPLECTENS OMNES VOCES TAM PRIMAS QUÀM DERIVATAS, QUAE IN SACRIS BIBLIIS, HEBRAEÂ, & EX PARTE CALDAEÂ LINGUÂ SCRIPTIS EXTANT: INTERPRETATIONIS FIDE, EXEMPLORUM BIBLICORUM COPIÂ, LOCORUM PLURIMORUM DIFFICILIUM EX VARIIS. HEBRAEORUM COMMENTARIIS EXPLICATIONE, AUCTUM & ILLUSTRATUM. London, Printed By Jacob June And Moses Bell For Samuel Whitaker And Richard Cartwright, 1646. Period Leather with raised bands and label. 12mo. [16], 999, [70] pages. 17 cm. In Latin and Hebrew. Sixth Edition: revised, amended and enlarged. Title translates to English as, “Chaldaic and Hebrew Lexicon…. ” Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629) was a celebrated Hebraist, born in Westphalia, member of a family of Orientalists; professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and known by the title, "Master of the Rabbis". According to Moritz Kayserling, he was the “principal founder of Rabbinical study among Christian scholars” (JE vol. 3, p. 444). His colossal Lexicon Chaldaicum Talmudicum was completed by his son, Johannes the Younger. Though unreliable, it served generations of Christian scholars as a guide to their studies in Talmud and rabbinics. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- Latin. Boards worn, backstrip chipping slightly. Front cover detached but present. Internal pages nice and clean. Good+ condition. (CHR HEB1-34) (ID #28099) $375.00.
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  29. Cinqarbres, Jean and Roberto Bellarmino and Gilbert Genebrard and Petrus Vignalius. LINGUAE HEBRAICAE INSTITUTIONES ABSOLUTISSIMAE [LINGVAE HEBRAICAE INSTITVTIONES ABSOLVTISSIMAE]. Lutetiae [Lvtetiae], Gulielmi [Gvlielmi]] Lebe, 1621. (FT) Full leather with raised bands. 12mo. [2], 248 pages. 20 cm. In Latin and Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “Institutions of the Hebrew Language. ” Cinqarbres (1514-1587) was considered one of the foremost linguists of the 16th century; he occupied the chair of Hebrew and Syriac at the College de France until his death. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. Includes comments by Petrus Vignalius. Errata on bottom of page 248. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Boards worn, leather chipping; lacks top 2” of backstrip. Internal pages worn with some staining, but all text is clear. Overall good condition. (CHR HEB1-16) (ID #28090) $350.00.
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  31. Cowper, William. A HOLY ALPHABET FOR SION'S SCHOLARS: FULL OF SPIRITUAL INSTRUCTIONS, AND HEAUENLY CONSOLATIONS, TO DIRECT AND ENCOURAGE THEM IN THEIR PROGRESSE TOWARDS THE NEW IERUSALEM: DELIUERED, BY WAY OF COMMENTARY VPON THE WHOLE 119. PSALME. [UPON]. London, Printed By H. Lownes, For Iohn Budge, 1613. 1st edition. Bound in period leather. 8vo. [12], 400, [16] Pages. 19 cm. Each verse of the 119th Psalm (Geneva version) is followed by Cowper's commentary on it. William Couper (or Cowper) (1568–1619) , was the “bishop of Galloway…. [After] Returning to Edinburgh he was licensed a preacher of the church of Scotland in 1586, and …. Was a member of six of the nine assemblies of the church from 1596 to 1608. Although one of the forty-two ministers who signed the protest to parliament, 1 July 1606, against the introduction of episcopacy, in 1608 he attended the packed assembly regarded by the Presbyterians as unconstitutional, and from this time concurred in the measures sanctioned by the royal authority in behalf of episcopacy. When present at court in London in the latter year, he was sent by the king to the Tower to deal with Andrew Melville, but as he was unable to influence him the matter was left to John Spottiswood. He was promoted to the bishopric of Galloway on 31 July 1612, and was also made Dean of the Chapel Royal…. He had the chief part in the composition of the prayer-book completed in 1619, but never brought into use. He produced extensive religious writings” (Wikipedia, 2011) On Title Page: “And are to be solde at his shop at the great south-doore of Paules, and Britannes Bursse. ” Inscribed in ink on front board: “John Wyatt His Book god give Him grace there”, and “H. Sewell”. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Bumped edge and exposed board on bottom edge of back cover, top third of backstrip in absence, bumped and shaken signatures, slight dampstains throughout, text crisp. Good Condition. (CHR HEB1-7) (ID #28079) $375.00.
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  33. Glassius, Salomon; Johann Gottfried Olearius; Johannes Franciscus Buddeus. PHILOLOGIA SACRA: QVA TOTIUS SS. VETERIS ET NOVI TESTAMENTI SCRIPTURAE TUM STYLUS ET LITERATURA, TUM SENSUS ET GENUINAE INTERPRETATIONIS RATIO ET DOCTRINA LIBRIS QUINQUE EXPENDITUR AC TRADITUR...; ADIECTA SUB FINEM HUIUS OPERIS EIUSDEM B. GLASSII LOGICA. SACRA, PROUT EANDEM EX MSTO EDIDIT JOHANNES GOTOFREDUS OLEARIUS. Lipsiae (Leipzig);gleditschius, 1725. Vellum. 25 cm [52] 2138, [107] pages. In Latin, with Hebrew and Greek. With an engraved portrait of the author, the title-page in red and black, and engraved vignettes throughout. Contains the book plate of Dr. E. F. Moldehnke, a Lutheran D. D. And pastor in NYC in the mid to late-19th century. Title roughly translates to: “Philology of the Sacred, by which the style and grammar of the old and new testament, the sense and genuine reason of the interpretation of Doctrine…”; Glassius, Professor of Theology at the Universitat Jena, Lutheran theologian, and one of the initiators of the Weimarian Bible project. His greatest scientific work is the Philologia Sacra (Jena; 1623-36) , the first book which notices the grammatical peculiarities of New Testament diction, a work highly praised by his contemporaries as a key to Biblical difficulties. Subjects: Hebrew language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1800. Greek language, Biblical -- Grammar -- Early works to 1800. Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Early works to 1800. Binding in excellent condition, slightly rubbed corners, dampstains to the index, Otherwise, all text is clear. Very good condition. (CHR HEB1-15). (ID #28089) $225.00.
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  35. Godwyn [Goodwin], Thomas. MOSES AND AARON: CIVIL AND ECCLESIASTICAL RITES, USED BY THE ANCIENT HEBREWS. London, Printed By S. Griffin For Andrew Crook, 1671. Rebound in later paper wrappers. 8vo. [6], 264, [16] pages. Tenth Edition. Subtitle: “Observed, and at large opened, for the clearing of many obscure Texts thorowout the whole Scripture. Which Texts are now added to the end of the Book. Wherein likewise is shewed what Customs the Hebrews borrowed from Heathen people: And that many Heathenish Customs, originally, have been unwarrantable imitations of the Hebrews. ” SUBJECT (S): Judaism, customs and practices. Pages lightly soiled, underlining and marginalia on several pages. All text is clear. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-12A) (ID #28084) $300.00.
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  37. Godwyn [Goodwin], Thomas. MOSES AND AARON: CIVIL AND ECCLESIASTICAL RITES, USED BY THE ANCIENT HEBREWS. London, Printed By S. G. For Andrew Crook And John Williams, 1662. Rebound in later quarter leather. Small 8vo. [6], 264, [10] pages. Subtitle: “Observed, and at large opened, for the clearing of many obscure Texts thorowout [sic] the whole Scripture. Which Texts are now added to the end of the Book. Wherein likewise is shewed what Customs the Hebrews borrowed from Heathen people: And that many Heathenish Customs, originally, have been unwarrantable imitations of the Hebrews. ” SUBJECT (S): Judaism, customs and practices. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Front board detached; backstrip lightly worn. Internal pages lightly soiled at edges, but all text is clear. Overall, very good condition. (CHR HEB1-8) (ID #28080) $300.00.
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  39. Gudius, Gottl Fridericus; Paulus Christian Schultzius. BE-SHEM GEVOHÎM: DISPUTATIO PHILOLOGICA, QUA SENSUM ORACULI SALOMONIS COHELETH V, 7.. Lipsiae[Leipzig]; Literis Immanuelis Titii, 1723. (FT) 1st edition. Later cloth. 20 cm, 31 pages. 8vo. Latin with some Hebrew and Greek. Gottlob Friedrich Gude, a German theologian, was born at Lauban in 1701. He studied theology in the universities of Halle and Leipzig, and taught for some time in the latter. The “Philological Discussion” is one of his earlier works, being his 1723 Leipzig academic dissertation. Having returned to his native city in 1727, he was made chief deacon in 1743, and archdeacon in 1753. He died at Lauban June 20, 1756. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes V, 7 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Marbled papers over boards. Hinge shaken, but signatures well intact. Two third of backstrip absent. Pages foxed but text crisp. In very good condition. (CHR HEB1-27). (ID #28108) $200.00.
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  41. Guénée, Antoine. BRIEVEN VAN EENIGE PORTUGEESCHE EN HOOGDUITSCHE JOODEN, AAN DEN HEER DE VOLTAIRE. COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES.. Amsterdam, Yntema En Tieboel, 1782. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 4 vol. 409, [12], xvi, 95; [4], 544, [11]; xxii, 437, [6]; 209, [1], [8] pages. 22 cm. In Dutch. Second Edition; translated from French. Title translates to English as, “Letters of High German and Portuguese Jews. ” Uniform Title: “Lettres de quelques Juifs portugais et allemands à M. De Voltaire. ” SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800. Jodendom. Named Person: Voltaire, 1694-1778. Bible -- Evidences, authority, etc. -- Early works to 1800. Includes bibliographical references and appendix. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Vol 4, Page 210 mislabeled as “161.” Edges and corners bumped, paper over boards peeling. Volume One front hinge starting; all bindings are solid. Pages wavy from water exposure, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (CHR HEB1-33) (ID #28102) $300.00.
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  43. Hume, John. THE JEWES DELIVERANCE OUT OF BABYLON, AND THE MYSTERY OF OUR REDEMPTION; PLAINLY DEMONSTRATED IN TEN SERMONS UPON THE 126 PSALME. London, W. Stansby, 1628. 1st edition. Later paper wrappers. 4to. [4] 173 Pages. 17cm. English with Latin and Greek. Printed by “W. Stansby for Michael Sparke, and are to be sold in Greene Arbor at the signe of the Blue Bible, in the Old-bayley without New-Gate. ” Sparke (1616-53) was a popular religious writer and printer and "senior bookseller in London....[He] was condemned to stand in the pillory and pay a fine of £ 500 for publishing Histrio-mastix. Michael Sparke was also a vigorous opponent of the monopolies, and was the author of a pamphlet entitled 'Scintilla, or a Light broken into Dark Warehouses, ' in which he drew attention to what he considered the excessive prices charged for books, particularly Bibles" (Plomer, 1907). For more on Sparke, see Susan Stussy’s MICHAEL SPARKE, PURITAN AND PRINTER (Knoxville, 1983) Contents: 1. Sions saluation. 2. The saints securitie. 3. The free-mans frankincense. 4. The atheists acknowledgement. 5. Gods goodnesse. 6. The godlies gladnesse. 7. The prisoners petition. 8. The commoditie of the crosse. 9. The captiues case. 10. The Christians comfort. Written by John Hume, minister of Yorkshire, who originally delivered this work as a sermon. Subjects: Bible. - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (British Library). Slight water stains throughout, minor wormholing near spine. Text crisp. Good+ condition. Quite scarce. (CHR HEB1-5B) (ID #28071) $500.00.
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  45. Josephus, Flavius. ALLE DE WERKEN VAN FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES.. Amsterdam, J. Van Gulik, 1780. Period half-leather. 8vo. 3 vol. Xlviii, 545; xxii, 646; viii, 696 pages. Illlus. 22 cm. In Dutch. Title translates to English as, “All the Works of Flavius Josephus. ” CONTENTS: Joodsche Oudheden, of Historie der Jooden [Jewish Antiquities, or the History of the Jews] – De Historie der Jooden, Van den tyd van Jesus Christus [History of the Jews From the Time of Jesus Christ]. Translated from French. “Flavius Josephus was a 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestry who recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the 1st century AD and the First Jewish–Roman War which resulted in the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. [Jewish Antiquities] “was the outcome both of the objective circumstances of Jewish life in the Diaspora, and of Josephus' personal conclusions drawn from his experience in Rome, where he saw the Jewish people living in a non-Jewish environment and yet preserving its character and observing its religion… The descriptions [in The Jewish War] are epic in the full sense of the word, scenes are plastically and impressively portrayed, the horrors and the vast spectacle of war are graphically depicted, culminating in one great panorama with the destruction of Jerusalem and the burning of the Temple. Much of The Jewish War derives from the author's personal observation. This is especially true of the description of the actual siege. ” –EJ, 2007. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with bookplate on inside cover. Boards worn with some cracking along backstrip, but binding is solid. Some pages wavy from water-exposure but all text is bright and clean. Very Good Condition. (CHR HEB1-37) (ID #28101) $175.00.
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  47. Josephus, Flavius. ALLE DE WERKEN VAN FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS. COMPLETE IN 9 VOLUMES. Amsterdam, Allart En Holtrop, 1787. Period tooled half-leather. 8vo. 9 vol. [16], 390; 456; 347; 475; 388; 511; 510; 479; 576 pages. Illus. 23 cm. In Dutch. Title translates to English as, “All the Works of Flavius Josephus. ” Subtitle: “Meester der Vrye Konsten, Doctor in de Wysgeerte, Lid van de Hollandsche en Zeeuwsche Maatschaappyen te Haarlem en Vlissingen, en Predikant te Zutphen. ” SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Antiquities. Jews -- History. Book 9 has title: “Flavius Josephus, De vyf boeken van Egesippus. ” CONTENTS: Joodsche Oudheden, of Historie der Jooden. -- Egesippus van de Jodsche Oorlogen de Verwoesting van Jerusalem. “Flavius Josephus was a 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestry who recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the 1st century AD and the First Jewish–Roman War which resulted in the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. [Jewish Antiquities] “was the outcome both of the objective circumstances of Jewish life in the Diaspora, and of Josephus' personal conclusions drawn from his experience in Rome, where he saw the Jewish people living in a non-Jewish environment and yet preserving its character and observing its religion… The descriptions [in The Jewish War] are epic in the full sense of the word, scenes are plastically and impressively portrayed, the horrors and the vast spectacle of war are graphically depicted, culminating in one great panorama with the destruction of Jerusalem and the burning of the Temple. Much of The Jewish War derives from the author's personal observation. This is especially true of the description of the actual siege. ” –EJ, 2007. With comments by J. F. Martinet. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Light foxing to some endpages. Small tag of “H. Wierdeman” on inside cover of each volume . Some pages wavy from water-exposure, but the minimal dampstains are limited to margins. Text is all clear. Very Good Condition. A very handsome set with raised bands and spine labels. (CHR HEB1-36) (ID #28100) $350.00.
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  49. Josephus, Flavius. HISTOIRE DES JUIFS. COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES.. Brussels, Chez. Eug. Henry Fricx, 1676. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 12mo. 5 volumes. [12], [6], 444, [10]; 456, [20]; 360, [75]; [24], 404, [16]; 514, [34] pages. 16 cm. In French. Volumes 4-5 have title, “Histoire de la Guerre des Juifs Contra les Romains” [History of the War of the Jews Against the Romans]. All edges gilt. Later edition of the "Jewish history" of Flavius Josephus in French translation by Arnauld d'Andilly of Port-Royal (1585-1674). Illustrated with 6 engraved full-page plates. Woodcut ornaments on titles. Willems 2100; Berghman 1579; Rahir 3274. "Jolie edition" (Willems). Matagne (Namur) J-108. Bn-Opale plus. Not in Opac KBR. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Jews -- Antiquities. Vols.1-4 have edition statement "quatriéme edition" and have imprint date 1672. Vol.5 has no edition statement and is dated 1668. Translated from Greek by Arnauld D'Andilly. Flavius Josephus was a 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestry who recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the 1st century AD and the First Jewish–Roman War which resulted in the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. [Jewish Antiquities] “was the outcome both of the objective circumstances of Jewish life in the Diaspora, and of Josephus' personal conclusions drawn from his experience in Rome, where he saw the Jewish people living in a non-Jewish environment and yet preserving its character and observing its religion… The descriptions [in The Jewish War] are epic in the full sense of the word, scenes are plastically and impressively portrayed, the horrors and the vast spectacle of war are graphically depicted, culminating in one great panorama with the destruction of Jerusalem and the burning of the Temple. Much of The Jewish War derives from the author's personal observation. This is especially true of the description of the actual siege. ” –EJ, 2007. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Leather boards. Edges lightly bumped, spines slightly worn. Volume two backstrip cracked at top. A few drops of paint on volumes 3-5. Some dampstains to margins of several volumes with no damage to text. Internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition in the very attractive period full leather binding with raised bands and gilt edges. (CHR HEB1-4) (ID #28069) $750.00.
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  51. Mayr, Goerg. INSTITUTIONES LINGUÆ HEBRAICÆ IN SEX PARTES DISTRIBUTÆ [INSTITVTIONES LINGVÆ HEBRAICÆ IN SEX PARTES DISTRIBUTÆ]. Lugduni, Antonii Iullieron, 1649. (FT) Full period leather with raised bands. 12mo. [14], 463 pages. 18 cm. In Latin and Hebrews. Subtitle: “Quibus Accessit exercitatio Grammatica in Ionam Prophetam. ” Title translates to English as, “The Six Parts of the Hebrew Language. ” SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. “Georg Mayr (1564-1623) was a Bavarian who, as a Jesuit, spent practically the whole of his life teaching Hebrew” (Tuttle, 1978). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Boards worn with some bumping to corners. Some worming to inside of covers & first and last pages with only a minor loss of text. Several of internal pages lightly soiled, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (CHR HEB1-14) (ID #28088) $300.00.
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  53. Meinhart, Georgius Fridericus. Wilhelmus Ernestus Tentzelius. DIATRIBE PHILOLOGICA, CORBAN UT DORON ADORON, MATTH. XV.5. & MARC. VII.11. IMPROBATUM. PARS POSTERIOR, SECT. PRIMA.. [Wittenberg], Henckel, 1679. 1st edition. Paper Wrappers. 16 pages. 12mo. In Latin, with Hebrew and Greek. The “Philological School” was written by Georgius Meinhart was a late 17th century German protestant theologian, who obtained his doctor of theology from the University of Wittenburg, and published a half dozen small tracts there similar to this. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Evangelisches Predigerseminar, British Library). Pages slightly browned and lightly bumped edges. Very good condition. Scarce (CHR HEB1-25). (ID #28107) $350.00.
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  55. Michaelis, Johann Heinrich. ERLEICHTERTE HEBRÄISCHE GRAMMATICA, ODER, RICHTIGE ANFÜHRUNG ZUR HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHE (BOUND WITH TWO RELATED TITLES). Halle, J. F. Zeidlers Erben, 1723. (FT) Contemporary Vellum, 8vo. 335, [125] pages. 18 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Simple Hebrew Grammar, or Proper Command of the Hebrew Language. ” OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Princeton; Hebrew Union College; Universitatsbibliothek LMU München). --- Bound With: ERLEICHTERTE CHALDÄISCHEN GRAMMATICA, ODER RICHTIGE ANFÜHRUNG ZUR CHALDÄISCHEN SPRACHE [SIMPLE HEBREW GRAMMAR, OR PROPER COMMAND OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE]. Michaelis, Johann Heinrich. 1723. Halle, J. F. Zeidlers Erben. Fifth Edition. 32 pages. In German. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. --- And Bound With: GRÜNDLICHER UNTERRICHT VON DEN ACCENTIBUS PROSAICIS U. METRICIS, ODER, HEBRÄISCHEN DISTINCTIONIBUS DER HEIL SCHRIFT U. E. Michaelis, Johann Heinrich. 1720. 1st edition, Halle, Wäysen-Hause. 124, [10] pages. In German. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Contemporary vellum. Pages slightly darkened, but all text is clear. Notes on inside cover. Small tear on title page with loss of paper; closed tear to foldout chart. Good+ condition in attractive old vellum binding. A nice copy. (CHR HEB1-24) (ID #28094) $650.00.
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  57. Noldii, Christiani [Christian Nold]. CONCORDIANTIÆ PARTICULARUM EBRÆO CHALDAICARUM [CONCORDIANTIAE PARTICULARUM EBRAEO CHALDAICARUM]. Hafniæ, Sumptibus Authoris. Literis Reg. Majest. & Acad. Typogr. Cornificii Luft. [Copenhagen; Cornificius Luft], 1679. 1st edition. Period vellum. 8vo. [10], 72, 79-126, 137-1056, 1055-1199, 2000-2010 pages. [1] leaf of plates, port. In Latin with quotations and examples in Hebrew and Aramaic with Latin translations. Title translates as, “The Particular Concordance of Chaldaic to Hebrew. ” Subtitle: “In qvibus, partium in declinabilium, qvæ occurrunt in fontibus, & hactenus non expositæ sunt in lexicis aut concordantiis, natura & sensuum varietas ostenditur. Digeruntur eâ methodô; ut lexici, & concordantiarum locô, simul esse possint. Accomodantur huc -etiam particulæ Græcæ, conferuntur versiones, & multa Scripturæ loca ità explicantur, ut ubi tenebræ vel dissensiones sunt, adjungantur annotationes & vindiciæ. ” “Sumptibus authoris & Petri Hauboldi. " in imprint. Title in red and black. Christian Nold, Lutheran theologian and rector magnificus at the Danish University in the early 17th century, annotated this concordance of Hebrew into Latin biblical script. (Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- Latin -- Early works to 1700. Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Hebrew -- Early works to 1800). Original vellum over boards, loose binding, backstrip lacks outer cover; rubbed corners, small sticker on bottom corner of front cover, frontispiece and FEP detached but present, crisp text, excellent internal condition. Good condition. 1st edition of this important Hebrew-Chaldean concordance. (CHR HEB1-13). (ID #28087) $400.00.
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  59. Pagnino, Sante. KOTZER OTSAR LESHON HA-KODESH. EPITOME THESAURI LINGUAE SANCTÆ [EPITOME THESAVRI LINGVAE SANCTAE]. Antuerpiae [Antverpiae], Christophori Plantini, 1578. (FT) Later full leather with raised bands. 12mo. [3], 447, [8] pages. 17 cm. In Latin and Hebrew. Tertia Editio [Third Edition]. Title translates to English as, “New Thesaurus of the Holy Language. ” Pagnino [Saint Pagninus (ca. 1470-1536) ], was a Dominican friar and one of the leading philologists and Biblicists of his day. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. “Abbaye de la Vieuxville” written on title page. Boards worn, leather scratched and slightly peeling. Lacks top of backstrip. Minor dampstains to margins of a few pages, some foxing to early pages; all text is clear. Notes and marginalia on several pages. Overall good+ condition. (CHR HEB1-18) (ID #28091) $600.00.
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  61. Robertson, William. THE SECOND GATE, OR THE INNER DOOR TO THE HOLY TONGUE: BEING A COMPENDIOUS HEBREW LEXICON OR DICTIONARY. London, Printed By E. Tyler For Humph. Robinson, 1655. (FT) 1st edition. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 16mo. [26], 551 pages. 15 cm. In English with Hebrew. Subtitle: “In which all the roots and primitive words in the Bible, both Hebrew and Chaldee, are orderly set down and numbered...” CONTENTS: Compendious Hebrew dictionary -- [explanations of translations of O. T. Passages] -- The servile letters explained -- The affixes or suffixes delineated -- Conclusion. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language – Dictionaries. Includes “Preface to the Reader” and Errata. Robertson (fl. 1650-80) was a Scottish Hebraist who believed Hebrew could be learned by ordinary people with a minimum of linguistic background. Educated at Edinburgh University, he taught Hebrew in London from 1653–1680, then in 1680 was appointed lecturer in Hebrew at Cambridge University. “The First Gate” was published in 1653, and again in 1654. Signatures: pi^1 s [sec. ]^8 s A^4 s B-Mm^8 s Nn^4 s. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. [Wing R1611, R1618], Leather worn and bumping at corners. Top of backstrip peeling; some cracking. Binding slightly loose. Light dampstains to last 100 pages, but all text is clear. Overall good+ condition. (CHR HEB1-1) (ID #28066) $400.00.
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  63. Robertson, William. SHA'AR HA SHINI 'O PETACH TAPHNIMU 'EL LESHON HAKODESH. THE FIRST GATE, OR, THE OUTWARD DOOR TO THE HOLY TONGUE, OPENED IN ENGLISH: CONTAINING, I. THE CHIEF AND NECESSARY GROUNDS OF THE HEBREW GRAMMAR. II. A TABLE FOR THE HEBREW ROOTS. III. A PRAXIS TO. THE GRAMMAR AND THE TABLE. London, Printed By E. Tyler For Humph. Robinson, 1654. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 16mo. [14], 131 pages. 15 cm. In English with some Hebrew. First issued in 1653 with title: “A Gate or Door to the Holy Tongue. ” Re-issue with new title page and added recommendation from the ministers of London (1st edition thus). Robertson (fl. 1650-80) was a Scottish Hebraist who believed Hebrew could be learned by ordinary people with a minimum of linguistic background. Educated at Edinburgh University, he taught Hebrew in London from 1653–1680, then in 1680 was appointed lecturer in Hebrew at Cambridge University. William Robertson (fl. 1651-1685) was, according to the imprimatur leaf living with "Mr. Hewers over against the Sun and Bible in Pie-Corner near Sepulchers Church" when this, the author's first treatise relating to Hebrew, was published. It is dedicated to his student Lady Ranelagh, the elder sister of Robert Boyle, whose "proficiency in this study is to be attributed, rather unto the eminenency of your parts, to the constancy of your diligence" (Dedication). Includes “Table for the Hebrew Roots” with (page 34-41). SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. Signatures: A6 (-A1+pi2) B-H8 K2. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. [Wing R1611, R1618], Leather boards. Front cover absent. Backstrip worn and chipping at bottom. Binding tight. Closed tear on FEP, no loss of paper. Underlining and marginalia on several pages. Small tear in margin of one page, no loss of text. Light dampstains, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. The one other copy we located for sale is offered at more than triple our price. (CHR HEB1-2) (ID #28067) $400.00.
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  65. Rouget, M. L’ESPRIT DE JOB, OU ODES IMITEES DU LIVRE DE JOB. Amsterdam, Chez E. Van Harrevelt, 1759. (FT) 1ST edition. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. [4], 77, [1] pages. In French. Title translates to English as, “The Spirit of Job, or Odes Emulating the Book of Job. ” Includes Preface. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Covers worn with bumping to corners. Internal pages are occasionally lightly soiled but all text is clear. Very good condition. (CHR HEB1-6) (ID #28078) $300.00.
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  67. Torregoncilho [Torrejoncilllo], Francisco De. CENTINELLA CONTRA JUDEOS, POSTA EM A TORRE DA IGREJA DE DEOS OFFERECIDA A VIRGEM S.N.. Coimbra, J. Atunes Da Sylva, 1710. (FT) Vellum. 12mo. 224 pages. 15 cm. In Portuguese. Second Portuguese Edition. Title translates to English as, “Sentinal Against the Jews, Set in the Tower of the Church of God for the Blessed Virgin. ” An often cited book on the history of the Inquisition. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800. Antisemitism -- Early works to 1800. Jews -- History. Inquisition -- Spain -- Early works to 1800. Geographic: Spain -- Ethnic relations -- Early works to 1800. Translated to Portuguese by Pedro Lobo Correa. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Palau 335.966; Innocencio (Correa) VI, 425, 350; cf. Sala 4019; Maggs 1027. Contemporary limp vellum, worn, loose. Covers worn with some cracking and tears along backstrip. Wear to Title and index page. Internal pages lightly soiled with some dampstains, but all text is clear. Some worming in gutter and margin with loss of a few characters. Fair condition. (CHR HEB1-22) (ID #28093) $375.00.
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  69. Biel, Johann Christian. EXERCITATIO DE LIGNIS EX LIBANO AD TEMPLUM HIEROSOLYMITANUM AEDIFICANDUM [TEMPLVM HIEROSOLYMITANVM AEDIFICANDVM] PETITIS. Recusa [Recvsa] Hagae Comitum [Comitvm], I. H. Mvnnikhvizen & C. Plaat, 1780. (FT) Leather, 8vo. 136 pages. 23 cm. In Latin. Subtitle: “Qua Ostenditur, Quod Ligna, ex Libano ad Templum Hierosolymitum Petita, Fuerint Cedrina, Cupressina, et Pinea. ” OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Rebound in later, black leather. Ex-libris with minimal markings; bookplate on inside cover. Title page torn in corner Dampstains throughout, but all text is clear. Fair condition. (CHR HEB1-20) (ID #28092) $275.00.
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  71. Otho, Johann Heinrich. IOH. HENRICI OTHONIS, HEL. BERNATIS, IN ACAD. LAUS. PHIL. PROF., LEXICON RABBINICO-PHILOLOGICUM. Genevae: Sumptibus Ioh. Herm. Widerhold, 1675. Bound in period Vellum, 12mo, 80, 682, 54 pages, 18 cm. First edition. In Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, includes Otho's Latin translation of the Mishnah Tractate Shekalim with parallel Hebrew text. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Latin language -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- Latin. Engraved title page vignette (printer’s device) , head- and tail-pieces, initials. Includes indexes. Added half title page. Other Titles: “Lexicon rabbinico-philologicum; Lexicon rabbinico-philologicvm, in qvo ordine alphabetico notantvr et referuntur praecipua; Mishnah; Shekalim; ” Hebrew; 1675; Mishnah; Shekalim; Latin; Otho; 1675. Ex-library with usual markings. Staining to cover. Bumped corners and edges. Very good condition. (BIB-22-9) (ID #25092) $300.00.
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  73. Seneca, L. Annaeus. PHILOSOPHI OPERUM PARS ALTERA (VOL 1 ONLY) [ & ]ANNÆI SENECAE RHETORIS SUASORIAE, CONTROUERSIAE; & DECLAMATOINUM EXCERPTA. Amsterdam, Apud Ioannem Ianssonium [Ianssonivm], 1619. Leather. Small 8vo. 498, [100], [30] pages. In Latin. Title translates to English as, “The Second Part of the Work of the Philosopher. ” 1619 publication date incorrectly stated on title page as 1519. Contents include: Fragmenta Senecae [Fragments of Seneca] -- Excerpta ex Seneca [History of Seneca]. -- De Constantia Sapientis. Siue Quod in Sapientem non cadit iniuria [The Constancy of the Sage. That the Wise does not fall Under Injury]. -- Bound With: M. ANNÆI SENECAE RHETORIS SUASORIAE, CONTROUERSIAE; & DECLAMATOINUM EXCERPTA. Seneca, M. Annaei. 1619. Amsterdam, apud Ioannem Ianssonium [Ianssonivm]. 320 pages. Title translates to English as, “Excerpted Passages and Controversy from the Persuasive Rhetorician. ” Also known as “Seneca the Younger, ” L. Annaeus Seneca was a Stoic philosopher and adviser to Nero. He blames the Sabbath for encouraging indolence among the Jews, a criticism echoed by many subsequent Latin authors. Seneca gives evidence that at the time there was widespread sympathy for, and acceptance of, Jewish customs (an acceptance of which he heartily disapproves). –EJ, 2007. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Tresoar). Gilt lettering and design on spine and boards. Covers rubbed at edges. Internal pages darkened throughout, but all text is clear. Non-archival tape repair along spine; otherwise in Good condition. (CHR HEB1-35) (ID #28111) $750.00.
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  75. [Ferguson, Robert]. A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE POPE AND A PHANATICK, CONCERNING AFFAIRS IN ENGLAND.. London, [N. S], 1680. 1st edition. Half Leather. 19, [1] pages; 20 cm.. “Dialogue Between the Pope and a Phanatick”, written by a Scottish Presbyterian Nonconformist in the year 1680, is one of many political pamphlets written by “the plotter” Robert Ferguson; written from an anti-catholic, anti-anglican, anti-monarchical position. The dialogue is a transparent summarization of the political ramifications and dominance of the catholic church as it concerns England, a dialogue which becomes increasingly more heated, strewn with insults throughout. This first Dialogue is the first in a series of three Dialogues, of a similar nature, that of a seditious dialogue between the pope and a phanatick. This edition attributed to “A Hearty Lover of his Prince and Country”; later attributed to Robert Ferguson. With wide margins. Signature of “R. F. ”, possibly “R. H. ”, on frontispiece, unclear as to the verification of the signature. Subjects: Great Britain - History - Charles II, 1660-1685. Rebound in later half leather with decorative boards with gilt lettering along spine, rebound by Kerr & Richardson Ltd Glasgow, n. D. , probably late 19th century. Bumped edges and heavy foxing. Text Crisp. Good + condition. (CHR HEB1-9). (ID #28081) $400.00.
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  77. Gardyner, Richard. A SERMON PREACH'D IN THE CATHEDRALL CHURCH OF CHRIST IN OXFORD, ON CHRISTMAS DAY: WHEREIN IS DEFENDED THE CATHOLIQUE DOCTRINE THAT CHRIST IS TRUE GOD TRUELY INCARNATE. AGAINST THE OLDE DECAY'D HERESIES NEWELY REVIU'D IN THESE LATER DAYES. 1st Edition. Oxford, Printed By Leonard Lichfield, Printer To The University For William Davis, 1638. Later paper wrappers. 4to, [8] 31 [1] Pages. 17cm. Gardiner, Richard, D. D. (1591-1670) , divine. In 1630 he was appointed one of the chaplains in ordinary to King Charles I. This work concerns the annunciation and how the word became flesh as detailed in the new testament. Subjects: Sermons - English - 17th century. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Slight waterstains and minor foxing throughout. Test crisp. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-5F) (ID #28075) $300.00.
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  79. Godwyn [Goodwin], Thomas. ARCHAEOLOGIAE ATTICAE LIBRI SEPTEM. SEVEN BOOKS OF THE ATTICK ANTIQUITIES CONTAINING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE CITTIES GLORY, GOVERNMENT, DIVISION OF THE PEOPLE, AND TOWNES WITHIN THE ATHENIAN TERRITORIES, THEIR RELIGION, SUPERSTITION, SACRIFICES, ACCOUNT OF. THEIR YEARE, A FULL RELATION OF THE JUDICATORIES WITH AN ADDITION OF THEIR CUSTOMES IN MARRIAGES, BURIALS, FEASTINGS, DIVINATIONS &C. IN THE FOUR LAST BOOKS.. London, Printed By Henry Hall For Richard Davis. , 1675. Eight Edition, Corrected and Enlarged with Twofold Index. Later Paper Wrappers, 8vo, [6], 349, [8] pages. SUBJECT (S): Geographic: Athens (Greece) -- Antiquities -- Early works to 1800. Internal pages lightly soiled, underlining and marginalia on several pages. All text is clear. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-12C) (ID #28086) $200.00.
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  81. Godwyn [Goodwin], Thomas. ROMANAE HISTORIAE ANTHOLOGIA RECOGNITA ET AUCTA. AN ENGLISH EXPOSITION OF THE ROMAN ANTIQUITIES: WHEREIN MANY ROMAN AND ENGLISH OFFICES ARE PARALLEL’D, AND DIVERS OBSCURE PHRASES EXPLAIN’D.. London, Printed By R. W. For Peter Parker., 1674. Newly Revised and Enlarged Edition. Later Wrappers, 8vo, [4], 270, [18] pages. SUBJECT (S): Law -- Great Britain -- Roman influences -- Early works to 1800. English language -- Etymology -- Early works to 1800. Rome – Civilization, Antiques -- Early works to 1800. Great Britain -- Civilization -- Roman influences -- Early works to 1800. Pages lightly soiled, underlining and marginalia on several pages. All text is clear. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-12B) (ID #28085) $175.00.
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  83. Howell, William. THE COMMON-PRAYER-BOOK: THE BEST COMPANION IN THE HOUSE AND CLOSET AS WELL AS IN THE TEMPLE. Oxford, John Howell, 1689. Full period leather 12mo. [14], 96 pages. 17 cm. Fourth Edition. Subtitle: “A Collection of Prayers out of the Liturgy of the Church of England, most needful both for the whole Family together, and for every single person apart by himself. With a particular Office for the Sacrament. ” Contains various prayers for different times, days, people and sacraments, as well as a table of sins of omission and commission. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (British Library). Boards worn, but still solid. Lacks endpapers (? ) , Internal pages are lightly soiled, but all text is clear. Handwritten footnotes in margins on several pages with further notes on endpages. Very good condition. (CHR HEB1-32) (ID #28098) $385.00.
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  85. Lawrence, Thomas. A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE KINGS MAIESTIE AT WHITE-HALL THE VII OF FEBRUARY, 1636. London, Printed By Richard Badger, 1637. 1st edition. Later paper wrappers. 4to. 32 Pages. 17cm. English, with Latin and Greek. Thomas Lawrence D. D. , Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity and expelled Master of Balliol College, Oxford, Treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral, and held the post of private chaplain to William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke. At Oxford he was noted for his knowledge of scholastic philosophy and theology. By William Laud's influence he became chaplain to King Charles I. During Laud's trial Laurence was instanced as one "popishly affected" whom Laud had promoted. The parliamentary visitors compelled him in 1648 to resign his mastership and professorship in order to avoid expulsion, but he afterwards submitted to them, and received a certificate, dated 3 August 1648, attesting that he engaged to preach only practical divinity, and to forbear from expressing any opinions condemned by the reformed church. Dismissed from Oxford with the loss of everything, he was appointed chaplain of Colne, Huntingdonshire, by the parliamentarian, Colonel Valentine Walker, whose release Lawrence had brought about when the colonel was imprisoned by the royalists at Oxford. Charles II appointed him to an Irish bishopric, but he was never consecrated, dying on 10 December 1657. This sermon, preached before the King, concerns the Church, Liturgy, the Sacraments, with various citations from the old testament. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Exodus III, 5 - Sermons.; Church of England - Sermons.; Sermons, English -- 17th century. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (U of Illinois, Cambridge, British Lib). Minor waterstains, edges slightly browned, text very crisp. Very good condition. (CHR HEB1-5D) (ID #28073) $325.00.
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  87. Purset, Christopher. THE CRIB OF JOY CONTAINING SPIRITUALL EXERCISE. London, Christopher Purset, 1611. 1st edition. Later paper wrappers. 4to. 48 Pages. 17cm. “Printed for Chistopher Purset, dwelling near Staple Inne in Holborne, at the figne of Marie Magdalens head”. An exposition on the birth of Christ, the apostles, the circumcision of Christ, and the Epiphany of annunciation; dedicated to the Bishop of London (George Abbot). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) , none in the UK. Some wormholing, edges worn, bumped edges, loose signatures. Text very crisp. Good condition. Quite scarce. (CHR HEB1-5G) (ID #28076) $350.00.
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  89. Reynolds, Edward. A SERMON TOUCHING THE PEACE AND EDIFICATION OF THE CHURCH PREACHED AT THE SECOND TRIENNIAL VISITATION OF THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD, FRANCIS LORD BISHOP OF PETERBOROUGH, AT DAVENTRY IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, JULY 12, 1637. London, Imprinted By Felix Kyngston For Robert Bostock, 1638. 1st edition. Later paper wrappers. 4to. [3] 46 Pages. 17cm. In English with Latin and Greek. Edward Reynolds (1599-1676) , bishop of Norwich. In 1615, Reynolds became postmaster of Merton College and in 1620, probationer fellow. In 1622 he was made preacher at Lincoln's Inn, and in 1631 rector of Braunston, in Northamptonshire; but in the rebellion of 1642 he sided with the Presbyterians. In 1643 he was one of the Westminster Assembly divines, and took the covenant in 1644. In 1648 he became dean of Christ Church and vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford. He refused the engagement (1651) and despite his promise of obedience to the law, but not subscription to the oath in Humble Proposals of Sundry Learned and Pious Divines (1649) , this was insufficient to save him; he lost the vice-chancellorship in September 1650. He was ejected from his deanery the following March, despite a last minute pledge to subscribe in a limited sense. He preached before parliament in January 1657, and the same year he became vicar of St Lawrence Jewry, London, but was restored to his deanery in 1659. After the death of Oliver Cromwell, he and other Presbyterians sought an accommodation with Richard Cromwell, and on 11 October 1658, on behalf of himself and other London presbyterian ministers, Reynolds delivered an oral address to the new protector. In 1659 he preached at the opening session of parliament, and his sermons to parliament and London notables throughout 1659 and 1660 became increasingly pointed about the need for peace, unity, and moderation, codes for the restoration of the monarchy and accommodation with Episcopalians. At the Restoration in 1660, he was made chaplain to Charles II. In the same year he was elected warden of Merton College, and made bishop of Norwich. His collected works were published in 1658, again in 1679 and, with a memoir of his life by Alexander Chambers, in 1826. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Minor water stains, minor foxing, minor wormholing near spine. Text very crisp. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-5C) (ID #28072) $300.00.
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  91. Skinner, Robert. A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE KING, AT WHITE-HALL, THE THIRD OF DECEMBER. London, Imprinted By I. L. For Andrew Hebb, 1634. 1st edition. Later paper wrappers. 4to. 43 Pages. 17cm. In English with Latin and Greek. Robert Skinner, D. D. (1591–1670) was the Bishop of Oxford 1641–1663 (but deprived during Commonwealth) and formerly Bishop of Bristol; translated to Bishopric of Worcester in 1663. In 1634, Oxford University granted him a D. D. At the request of William Laud, without the formalities, a move criticized by John Prideaux. In the 1630s Skinner was known for his sermons before Charles I asserting Arminian doctrines. He became bishop of Bristol in 1636. There he was active in preaching against Calvinism. In 1641, he was translated to become Bishop of Oxford, but was imprisoned shortly afterwards with the fall of Archbishop Laud, in the round-up of Laudian bishops who were taken to the Tower of London. Released on bail he resided at Launton, and under the Commonwealth he continued to ordain priests there, using Ralph Bathurst as a deputy. In 1663 he was made bishop of Worcester. Subjects: Bible - O. T. - Psalms XCVI, 6 - Sermons. Sermons, English - 17th century. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Waterstained edges, creased title page with a slight tear, bumped edges. Text very crisp. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-5H) (ID #28077) $300.00.
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  93. Sparke, William. THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESSE: A GENERALL DISCOURSE OF THE REASON THAT IS IN CHRISTIAN RELIGION (BOOKS ONE AND TWO) [SIC]. Oxford, Printed For William Webb, 1629. Later paper wrappers. 4to. [9] 78, [3] 78 Pages. 17cm. In English, with Latin and Greek. William Sparke (1587–1641) became chaplain to George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and succeeded his father as incumbent of Bletchley. Contents: —p. (1) title: (3-5) dedication to George duke of Buckingham: (7-13) "The Preface to the Reader": (13-15) "The Contents": 1-78 "Booke I", in 3 chapters: 1-78 "Booke II ", in 3 chapters. This collection of epistles on nature, grace, the new testament, and the stipulation of faith by the sacraments, was written by William Sparke(1587–1641) , Divinity Reader at Magdalene College in Oxford and Parson of Blechly in Buckingham-shire and chaplain to George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. Subject: Christian Life- Theology - Doctrinal - Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (British Library, Cambridge, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek). Edges lightly bumped, waterstained, with heavy waterstains on pages 55-78 of first book, text crisp. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-5A) (ID #28070) $300.00.
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  95. Ussher, James. IMMANUEL, OR THE MYSTERY OF THE INCARNATION OF THE SON OF GOD. London, Printed By I[Ohn] H[Aviland] For John Parker, & C. [I. E. The Partners In The Irish Stock], 1638. 1st edition. Later paper wrappers. 4to. 66 Pages. 17cm. In English with Latin and Greek. James Ussher (1581-1656) , Irish Calvinist scholar and Anglican Archbishop, founder of the Anglican church in Ireland, and vehement anti-catholic. His long-term legacy includes the first detailed academic treatment of the early Irish church, the identification of the seven authentic letters of Ignatius of Antioch, and chronological dating of the Creation. Ordained in 1601, Ussher was professor of divinity at Trinity College, Dublin, before becoming bishop of Meath (1621) and archbishop of Armagh (1625). In England during the Irish revolt of 1641, he never returned to Ireland. His library, including the magnificent Book of Kells, is preserved at Trinity College. This work concerns the “Son of God”, the ascension, and redemption. Subjects: Incarnation -- History of doctrines -- Early works to 1800. Pages slightly foxed and waterstained at edges, minor wormholing near spine, slight tear at spine-edge to first few pages, text very crisp. Good + condition. (CHR HEB1-5E) (ID #28074) $300.00.