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Illustration from Nr 4. Küsel, Melchior; Johann Baptista Croph; Georg Laub. ICONES BIBLICÆ VETERIS ET NOVI TESTAMENTI: FIGUREN BIBLISCHER HISTORIEN ALTEN UND NEUEN TESTAMENTS [BIBLICAE] Augustae Vind [Augsburg: A Melchoire Kysel], 1679-1680.
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1. • Kimchi, Moshe. [Annot. C. L'Empereur Ab Oppyck; Levita, Elijah, (1468 or 1469-1549) ; Bozecco, Benjamin Ben Judah (1290-1335) ]. MAHALAKH SHEVILEI HA-DA'AT. ODOIPORIA AD SCIENTIAM, CUM EXPOSITIONE DOCTORIS ELIAE; HODOIPORIA AD SCIENTIAM Leyden [Leiden], Ex Off. Bonaventurae & A. Elzevir, 1631. Original blind tooled vellum. Small 8vo, (16) , 256, (16) pages. With title page printed in red and black. Large passages in Hebrew, several passages in Syriac and Arabic. “Mosheh Kimhi ; im per. R. Eliyah u-petihat R. Binyamin b. R Yehudah] = id est, Mosis Kimchi [Hodoiporia] ad scientiam, cum expositione Doctoris Eliae ; item introductio D. Binjamin D. F. Judae ; omnia a` quamplurimis mendis expurgata & annotationibus illustrata, quibus multa scripturae testimonia explicantur / authore Constantino l'Empereur ab Oppyck ...” Willems, 355: "Grammaire chaldaique ecrite en hebreu". Moses Kimchi (died 1190 in Narbonne) was a leading medieval Jewish grammarian and exegete. Previous owner’s inscription dated Rotterdam 1693 on front endpaper; later notations on additional blank page. A beautiful wide-margined copy in attractive period tooled vellum binding. Very Good Condition (KH-8-6) (ID# 39259) $600.00
2. • L. Annaeus. PHILOSOPHI OPERUM PARS ALTERA (VOL 1 ONLY) [ & ]ANNÆI SENECAE RHETORIS SUASORIAE, CONTROUERSIAE; & DECLAMATOINUM EXCERPTA Amsterdam, Apud Ioannem Ianssonium [Ianssonivm], 1519 [ie. 1619]. Leather. Small 8vo. 498, [100], [30] pages. In Latin. Title translates to English as, “The Second Part of the Work of the Philosopher. ” 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.  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
3. • Ed. Benedictus Arias Montanus. BIBLIA HEBRAICA [ET] NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE [COMPLETE 5 VOLUME SET] Leiden: Plantiniana Raphelengius, 1610-1613. First edition. Original vellum. 8vo, (60) , 659. 763. 548. 344. 681 pages. 21cm. In Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Hebrew text of the Old Testament and Greek text of the Apocrypha and the New Testament, each with an interlinear Latin translation by Pagninus. Title pages with printer's device . Opening letter of each Book within decorative frame. I. Pentateuch II. Former Prophets and Chronicles. III Later Prophets and Psalms with Proverbs, Job and the Five Scrolls. IV Apocrypha. V New Testament. A reprint in a smaller format of Plantin's folio edition of 1584. SUBJECTS: Bible. New Testament -- Interlinear translations, Latin. Bible -- Interlinear translations. Bible. This edition is unknown to Darlow & Moule. Vinograd, Leiden 26. Lightly browned. Contemporary full vellum, light wear, inner hinge starting on volume V. (HEB-48-59) (ID# 37131) $1700.00
4. • Küsel, Melchior; Johann Baptista Croph; Georg Laub. ICONES BIBLICÆ VETERIS ET NOVI TESTAMENTI: FIGUREN BIBLISCHER HISTORIEN ALTEN UND NEUEN TESTAMENTS [BIBLICAE] Augustae Vind [Augsburg: A Melchoire Kysel], 1679-1680.  (FT) Vellum binding. 4to. 245 leaves. 24 cm. First edition. In Latin and German. Five parts in one volume. Later Vellum with marbled endpages, gilt title on leather on spine, many pages throughout restored and repaired at time of vellum binding. The “Biblical Icons of the Old and New Testament” is engraved with 241 images throughout, except 4 leaves with dedication and a preface by Georgius Laub dated Jan. 1, 1680. Latin and German verses by Johannes Crophius are engraved on each leaf. There are also illustrated half-titles and title pages to each Testament, bordered half-titles to part two and three of the Old Testament and part two of the New Testament, with a concluding leaf for the Old Testament, and a final leaf dated 1679. A few of the engravings are signed: Melchior Küsell sculpsit. Subjects: Bible -- Illustrations. Bible -- Picture Bibles. Illustrated works -- 17th century. Engravings -- Germany -- 17th century. A copy sold at auction in 2011 for 1200 E-U-R. Vellum soiled, binding very steady. Pages restored, but heavily soiled, edges wavy and soiled. Slight wormholing at edge of a few pages. Text crisp, images crisp. Very good condition. (DREYFUS-5-17) (ID# 28603) $750.00
5. • Sabellicus (Marc Antonius Coccius). LE HISTORIE VINITIANE Venice, Comin Da Trino, 1554. Quarter leather, 8vo, (12) 244 leaves. Includes dramatic woodcut title border as well as many initial letters. Not in Adams. The last offering of this book at auction was over 10 years ago, when it sold for over 850 Euros. Wear to top of spine, a bit of light foxing, overall a quite nice copy. Very Good Condition (kh-8-8) (ID# 39261) $800.00
6. • [Gastronomy] Vergilio, Polidoro.DI POLIDORO VIRGILIO DA URBINO DE GLI INVENTORI DELLE COSE, LIBRI OTTO Firenze, Filippo Giunta, 1592. Period limp vellum, 4to, (215 x 145 mm) ; [24], 426, [46] pages. In Italian. With nice initial letters. Title translates as “On the Lives of Inventors of Things, Book Eight. ” Typographic label on the frontpage (sporadic bruniture, some flowers) . Second Italian edition of Francesco Baldelli's translation of encyclopaedic characters covering many gastronomic topics, among other things, “Vino è incendio del piacere” ("Wine is a fire of pleasure") , Vino immoderato di che sia cagione” ("Unmerited wine of what is the cause") , Vino da chi fu trovato” ("Wine from whom it was found") , and Vino pure induce pazzia” ("Wine as well Causes madness ") . Bing 2020. Tear to vellum at spine, 1683 notation on title page (scribbled out) , some foxing and light wear, overall a very nice copy. About Very Good Condition. (KH-8-7) (ID# 39260) $600.00
7. • Addison, Lancelot. THE PRESENT STATE OF THE JEWS (MORE PARTICULARLY RELATING TO THOSE IN BARBARY) : WHEREIN IS CONTAINED AN EXACT ACCOUNT OF THEIR CUSTOMS, SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS : TO WHICH IS ANNEXED A SUMMARY DISCOURSE OF THE MISNA, TALMUD, AND GEMARA London : Printed By J. C. For William Crooke, At The Green Dragon Without Temple-Bar, And To Be Sold By John Courtney Bookseller In Sarum, 1675. 1st Edition. Modern Boards with Original Spine. 8vo. [8], 249, [7] pages ; 19 cm. In English. “Lancelot Addison (1632 –1703) was an English writer and Church of England clergyman… He was educated at the Queen's College, Oxford… In 1670 he was appointed royal chaplain or Chaplain in Ordinary to the King… Among his … works was ‘The Present State of the Jews’ (1675) , a detailed study of the Jewish population of the Barbary Coast in the seventeenth century, their customs, and their religious behavior” (Wikipedia, 2016). SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Africa, North. Customs and Practices. Early Works to 1800. One page torn with no text effected. Some edgewear but text is very bright and the whole book is about very good condition. (BR-11-25) (ID# 37072) $950.00
8. • Algazi, Solomon Ben Abraham (Shlomo). SEFER TA'AVAH LA-ENAYIM: BE'URE AGADOT Saloniki : Be-Vet Avraham Ger Tsedek, 1655. Original Calf. 8vo. [440] pages. 22 cm. First edition. Title page and first three leaves (of aprobations? ) missing, but with leaf 2 (bet) and all following leaves present, so all text is in tact. In Hebrew. 'A Delight Desirable to the Eyes'; Ta'avah la-Einayim (Salonika, 1655) , an elucidation of difficult talmudic passages in the Ein Ya'akov of Jacob Ibn Habib, with the addition of passages omitted by him. Published at the press of Abraham ha-Ger in Salonica; the title page refers to him as Abraham Ger Zedek (his soul is in Eden) . Due to his death printing of this edition was interrupted. The last work published at the press of Abraham ha-Ger. The Algazi family is one of the most distinguished families in the Sephardic Torah world. Rabbi Solomon ben Abraham Algazi was born in Bursa, Turkey in approximately 1610. His first teachers were his father, Rabbi Avraham Algazi, and the poet and scholar, Rabbi Yosef Gansu. For many years, Rabbi Solomon Algazi lived in Smyrna (Izmir) , Turkey, where he was the rabbi and headed a yeshiva. Many distinguished sages were among his students in Smyrna, including Rabbi Aharon Lapapa, Rabbi Chaim Algazi (later rabbi of Rhodes) , and Rabbi David Conforte. When Shabbtai Zvi, a native of Smyrna, began his ill-fated adventure in the spring of 1665, Rabbi Solomon and his son-in-law were among the first to oppose him. However, the Shattbai Zvi’s following was so strong in Smyrna that Rabbi Solomon Algazi was forced to flee for his life. After Shabbtai Zvi converted to Islam a year-and-a-half later, the community called on Rabbi Shlomo to return, but he refused, leaving the rabbinate to his son-in-law. In about 1670, Rabbi Solomon settled in Jerusalem. Rabbi Solomon Algazi's many distinguished descendants included his grandson, Rabbi Solomon Algazi, Chief Rabbi of Cairo for 45 years; Rabbi Yisrael Yaakov Algazi, rabbi in Jerusalem; and Rabbi Yom Tov Algazi, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, whose work on Tractate Bechorot is printed in the standard Vilna edition of the Talmud. (Source: Rabbi Shlomo Katz) . Pages printed on thick rag paper. Subjects: Aggada - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. 1655, printing date. Ein Yaakov - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 6 copies (Harvard, StaatsBiblio Berlin, NYPL, JTSA, Spertus, HUC) . Outer edges lightly bumped, many page corners and edges throughout bumped, with some fold lines, wormholing in a number of pages (affecting a few letters of text) , soiling; otherwise clean. Good - condition. (SPEC-39-56) (ID# 32967) $500.00
9. • Solomon Ben Abraham (1610?- ca. 1683?). SEFER RATSUF AHAVAH VE-HU MAHBERET BE’UR DIBURE HA-TOSAFOT HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-INYAN DERASHA ... ASHER HIBARTI SHELOMOH ALGAZI Frankfurt De-Odrah : Yohanan Kristif Bekman, [1691 or 1692]. Cloth, 8vo, 104 leaves. 22 cm. Subject (s) : Tosafot -- Early works to 1800. Aggada -- Early works to 1800. Homiletical illustrations, Jewish -- Early works to 1800. Other titles: Ahavat ‘Olam; Apiryon Shelomoh. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. JTS keeps their copy, which lacks the final 4 leaves, in their rare book room. Bit of margin wear to first and final leaves, minor worming here and there, otherwise a nice copy. (heb-37-12) (ID# 27637) $425.00
10. • Basan, Yisra’el Hizkiyah. SEDER MISHMERET HA-HODESH Venetsi’ah: Bi-Defus Bragadin, 1692 . Hardcover, 8vo, 128 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Descriptor: Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (New York Public Library, Harvard, British Library) . Damage to inside cover. Light staining of cover. Hold punch through first 30 pages in bottom right corner. Personal library stamp in front cover. Good condition. (Heb-27-5) (ID# 27963) $425.00
11. • Danz, Johann Andreas. IO. ANDR. DANZII MEDAKDEK, SIVE, LITERATOR EBRAEO-CHALDAEUS [BOUND WITH] MANUDUCTIO, UIAM OSTENDENS COMPENDIOSAM AD EBRAEAE LINGUAE [BOUND WITH] RABBINISMUS ENUCLEATUS, QUOAD EA, QUAE EBRAEO-CHALDAEIS [BOUND WITH] ADITUS SYRIAE RECLUSUS [4 TITLES BOUND TOGETHER] Jenae (Jena) : Bielckius, 1696,  1702, 1696; 1702; 1699; 1700. Period vellum boards. 8vo. 501, 28, 361, 118, 92 pages. 17 cm. In Latin with Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac. Johann Andreas Danz’s (1654-1727) work on Hebrew grammar is a critical part of the larger canon of research on the Hebrew language. Danz attempted to perfect the study of Hebrew language and many of the terminologies that are used, even now, are attributed to him. However, at the time of writing, Danz inadvertently made the study of Hebrew grammar much more difficult than he had hoped. This work was the work that helped him create a name for himself, especially through his ideas of Hebrew antiquities. SUBJECTS: Hebrew language -- Grammar. Aramaic language -- Grammar. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Some period-era writing on the title page. Previous owner’s stamps on notes page and title page. Internally Very Good Condition. Some wear to boards. Overall Very Good Condition. (HEB-52-3) (ID# 39212) $900.00
12. • Donne, John (1572-1631). THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE SEPTUAGINT.  WRITTEN IN GREEK BY ARISTEUS NEAR TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO.  BEING HIS VOYAGE TO JERUSALEM, AS AMBASSADOUR FROM PTOLOMAEUS PHILADELPHUS, UNTO ELEAZAR, THEN HIGH PRIEST OF THE JEWS: CONCERNING THE FIRST TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE BY THE SEVENTY TWO INTERPRETERS.  WITH MANY OTHER REMARKABLE CIRCUMSTANCES, NO WHERE ELSE TO BE FOUND. FIRST ENGLISH’D FROM THE GREEK, BY THE LEARNED AND REVEREND DR. JOHN DONE, LATE DEAN OF ST. PAULS.  NOW REVISED, AND VERY MUCH CORRECTED FROM THE ORIGINAL London : Printed For W. Hensman, And Tho. Fox, 1685. First English edition. Contemporary calf. 12mo. [12], 10, 192 pages; 15 cm. John Donne “was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons” (Wikipedia 2017) . The Septuagint “is a translation of the Hebrew Bible and some related texts into Koine Greek. As the primary Greek translation of the Old Testament, it is also called the Greek Old Testament” (Wikipedia 2017) . The Letter of Aristeas “or Letter to Philocrates is a Hellenistic work of the 2nd century BCE, assigned by Biblical scholars to the Pseudepigrapha. Josephus who paraphrases about two-fifths of the letter, ascribes it to Aristeas and to have been written to a certain Philocrates, describing the Greek translation of the Hebrew Law by seventy-two interpreters sent into Egypt from Jerusalem at the request of the librarian of Alexandria, resulting in the Septuagint translation. Though some have argued that its story of the creation of the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible is fictitious, it is the earliest text to mention the Library of Alexandria” (Wikipedia 2017) . According to OCLC, both the account and the author are fictitious. “Aristeus, the near Kinsman and Friend of King Ptolomeus Philadelphus, is named by St. Hierom Ptolomei Hyperaspistes, the Shield of the King, or he that defends the King with his Shield, or Bearer of the Shield Royal, which seems to me, that he held some such place about the King his Master, as we call at this Day the Great Esquire of the Kings Body, he was the Principal Sollicitor for the Liberty of the Jews, that then were held Slaves throughout all the Dominions of Ptolomy; for he made the first request for them, and he obtained it. ” Other titles: Letter of Aristeas, History of Aristeus. [Wing A3682]. SUBJECT(S) : Bible, Old Testament, Greek-Versions-Septuagint-Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 14 holdings worldwide. Minimal staining and toning. Loose leather binding with heavy wear. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Internally Very good condition. (SPEC-44-7) (ID# 38453) $750.00
13. • Jona, Giovanni Battista [Judah Jonah Of Safed]. LIMUD HA-MESHIHIYIM BE-KITSUR…. DOCTRINA CHRISTIANA BREVE : TRADOTTA DALLA ITALIANA NELLA LINGUA HEBREA. [FIRST USE OF THE WORD “PROPAGANDA” TOWARD THE JEWS] Roma Nella Stamperia Della Sacra Congregatione Di Propaganda Fide, 1658. 1st Hebrew Edition. Beautiful original tooled leather Boards. 8vo. 8, 63, 64 pages ; 22 cm. In dual Hebrew and Italian. Almost certainly the first use of the word “Propaganda” in a full-length book specifically targeted at the Jewish people. “Propaganda is a modern Latin word, the gerundive form of propagare, meaning to spread or to propagate, thus propaganda means that which is to be propagated. Originally this word derived from a new administrative body of the Catholic church (congregation) created in 1622 [36 years before the publication of this work], called the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide (Congregation for Propagating the Faith) , or informally simply Propaganda. Its activity was aimed at "propagating" the Catholic faith in non-Catholic countries. ” (Wikiepdia, 2017) This Hebrew Translation of a Christian Chatechism was the first full-length Hebrew book published by the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, published for the purpose of converting Jews. It was translated by “Giovanni Battista Jona, originally Judah Jonah of Safed, (d.1678) , a Hebrew writer at the Vatican. Along with the censor Domenico Gerosolimitano he was one of two converted Jewish Scriptens at the Vatican who each produced translations of the New Testament into Hebrew. ” (Wikiepdia, 2017) The Congregatio de Propaganda Fide “originally founded by Pope Gregory XV in 1622 … was renamed by Pope John Paul II in 1982 (largely because the word ‘propaganda’ had been given a bad name by Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany) and its mission continues unbroken. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) Some wear to the boards and foxing. Centuries old inscription on the title page. Overall very good condition. Rare and important. (HOLO2-135-19) (ID# 38850) $1500.00
14. • Abravanel, Isaac; Moses Alshekh; Constantijn L'Empereur; R. Simeon
DON YITSHAK ABRAVANI'EL VE-R. MOSHEH ALSHEKH 'AL HA-NEVU'AH HA-30 MI-YESHA'YAHU HA-NAVI GAM NITVASEF MAH SHE-HIBER R. SHIM'ON MI-DIVRE HA-KADMONIM. = D. ISAACI ABRABANIELIS & R. MOSIS ALSCHECHI COMMENT. IN ESAIAE PROPHETIAM 30: CUM ADDITAMENTO EORUM QUAE R. SIMEON E VETRUM DICTIS COLLEGIT; SUBIUNCTA HIUSMODI REFUTATIONE & TEXTUS NOVA VERSIONE AC PARAPHRASI . Lugduni Batavorum; Ex Officina Bonaventurae & Abrahmi Elzevir, 1631. Later cloth. 12mo. [16], 291, [13] pages. 17 cm. First edition. Text in Latin and Hebrew. Imprint date in Roman numerals. Title page in red and black. Published in Leiden. Commentaries on Isaiah 30, by Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508) and Moses Alshekh (1507-1600) . Translated by Constantijn L'Empereur (1591–1648) , a promiment Dutch Hebraist. The translation “is coupled with an attempt at refuting the positions and views of Abravanel and Alshekh. The goal is ‘to give a complete understanding of the satisfaction of Christ. ’ Both Abravanel and Alshekh deal extensively with the nature of the Messiah and the messianic era. Their commentaries were extremely well-known to both Jewish and Christian audiences. Alshekh, in his Bible commentaries, resorted to many allegorical and spiritual interpretations. Moreover, Alshekh himself had been influenced by Abravanel, the statesman, philosopher, and exegete, who fled Spain for Italy in 1492. Abravanel’s lucid style, influenced by Renaissance literary trends, and his elaborate treatment of issues of common concern to both Christians and Jews, together with his citation of Christian views, made him, from a Christian Hebraist perspective, possibly the most significant of Jewish authors, apart from Maimonides. ” (Entry 91, ‘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’; 1998) . Bound in later cloth, with gilt panel title on spine. Subjects: Bible. Isaiah - Commentaries. Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Bible. O. T. Isaiah - Commentaries. A fine copy, clean and fresh. Great condition. (KH-1-50) (ID# 32116) $1000.00
15. • Limborch, Philippus Van; Isaac Orobio De Castro; Uriel Acosta. PHILIPPI A LIMBORCH DE VERITATE RELIGIONIS CHRISTIANÆ: AMICA COLLATIO CUM ERUDITO JUDÆO [FIRST APPEARANCE URIEL ACOSTA] Gouda; Apud Justum Ab Hoeve, 1687. Contemporary Vellum. 4to. [18], 364, [14] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Latin. De veritate religionis Christianae. A response to three treatises by Balthasar de Orobio, the texts of which are included. With first appearance of "Urielis Acosta Exemplar humanae vitae. Addita est Brevis refutatio argumentorum quibus Acosta omnem religionem revelatam impugnat, par Philippum a Limborch": p. [341]-364. Written shortly before shooting himself, after his second excommunication, Uriel Acosta “used the interval to write a few pages of what he called ‘Exemplar Humanæ Vitæ’ (A Specimen of Human Life) , a sketch of his own career. It is almost the only source of information respecting the life of this eccentric and unfortunate thinker, and was published with a refutation by Philip Limborch, a Dutch theologian, as an appendix to his own work, entitled ‘Amica Collatio cum Erudito Judæo, ’ Gouda, 1687; republished 1847.” (Jewish Encyclopedia 1906) “De Castro's discussions on Christianity with the Dutch preacher Philipp von Limborch were published by the latter in the work entitled ‘De Veritate Religionis Christianæ Amica Collatio cum Erudito Judæo, ’ Amsterdam, 1687.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . From the library of Irving Levitas, with laid in letter from the bookseller Emil Offenbacher, addressed to him: “First Edition. The larger part of the present volume consists of a discussion on the truth of the Christian religion between Philip Van Limborch, a Calvinist minister and professor at Amsterdam (1633-1712) and a learned Jew (Isaac Orobio de Castro, a contemporary adversary of Spinoza) . The book would be pretty much forgotten today had Limborch not added at the end an extraordinary human document, the autobiography of Uriel Acosta (1585-1640) which is printed here for the first time (pp.341-354: Exemplar humanae vitae) . Acosta, who was born into a Portuguese Marano family, moved to Amsterdam in 1617 where he resumed Judaism, but came soon in conflict with the Synagogue. He was excommunicated, recanted, again defied the authorities, was again excommunicated, and finally submitted to a public and humiliating penance after which he shot himself. Limborch has added an introduction to Acosta’s text, as well as a refutation, which is printed at the end. ” Subjects: Apologetics - Early works to 1800. Apologetics - History - 17th century. Judaism - Controversial literature. Filosofía cristiana. Apologetics. Orobio de Castro, Isaac, approximately 1617-1687. Vellum heavily soiled and warped. Outer edges heavily soiled, endpages somewhat soiled. All text crisp and clean, internally fresh; but outer portions of volume have ostensibly been waterdamaged, with heavy soiling and minor mold. Fair condition. (KH-1-32) (ID# 32098) $500.00
16. • Selden, John; Pieter Van Der Aa; James Ussher, Archbishop Of Armagh
JOH. SELDENUS DE ANNO CIVILI VETERUM IUDÆORUM & JAC. USSERIUS DE MACEDONUM ET ASIANORUM ANNO SOLARI. Ludg. Batavor. [Leiden]; Apud Petrum Van Der Aa., 1683. Later half calf and decorative boards. 12mo. [20], 128, [6], 98, [34] pages. 17 cm. Second Edition. In Latin; Texts of both works in Latin, with some passages in Hebrew and Arabic. Two parts in one. Ussher's "De Macedonum et Asianorum anno solari dissertatio" has separate fly title page. Drop-head title to Selden's work on p.1 (C1 recto) : De anno civili veteris ecclesiæ, seu Republicæ Judaicæ dissertatio. Engraved title page only. Some pages in printed in red and black. "Ephemeris anni Macedonici & Asiani cum Juliano collati: ": [34] p. At end. John Selden was one of the earliest to deal with the views of the Karaite Jews, in his ‘De Anno Civili et Calendario Veteris Ecclesiæ seu Reipublicæ Judaicæ’ (1644) . Selden was an “English jurist and Orientalist; born Dec. 16, 1584, at Salvington, Sussex; died at Whitefriars, London, Nov. 30, 1654. He was educated at Oxford, and was admitted to the Inner Temple June 14, 1612. He had the use of the valuable library of Sir Robert Cotton, and became interested in Oriental subjects in his antiquarian researches, the fashion of the time seeking the origin of all things in Hebrew antiquity. He was an exceedingly voluminous writer, and was one of the leading jurists on the side of the Parliamentarians in the struggle which led to the Civil war, undergoing imprisonment for his opinions. Almost all of Selden's works quote and refer to rabbinic opinions. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . ‘De Macedonum et Asianorum anno solari dissertatio’ (1648) , a comparative analysis of Grecian, Macedonian, and Julian Calendars; part of James Usshers Annals (Ussher Chronology) ; Ussher (1581-1656) was the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. Our copy is bound in later half calf and marbled boards, marbled outer edges, raised bands, gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jewish calendar - Early works to 1800. Calendar, Macedonian - Early works to 1800. Calendar - Early works to 1800. Karaite Judaism. Christian Hebraism. OCLC lists 24 copies. Old pen marks on top margin of engraved title page, with bookstamp on verso, otherwise exceedingly fresh and clean. Great condition. (KH-1-33) (ID# 32099) $400.00
17. • Simon, Richard; Isaac Vossius. DISQUISITIONES CRITICAE DE VARIIS PER DIVERSA LOCA & TEMPORA BIBLIORUM EDITIONIBUS: QUIBUS ACCEDUNT CASTIGATIONES THEOLOGI CUJUSDAM PARISIENSIS AD OPUSCULUM ISA. VOSSII DE SIBYLLINIS ORACULIS, ET EJUSDEM RESPONSIONEM AD OBJECTIONES NUPERAE CRITICAE SACRAE Londini; Impensis Richardi Chiswel, Ad Insigne Rosæ Coronatæ In Coemeterio Paulino, 1684. Original Full calf. 8vo. [14], 279 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Latin. Published in London. An English translation was published in the same year, with the title: “Critical enquiries into the various editions of the Bible printed in divers places and at several times: together with Animadversions upon a small treatise of Dr. Isaac Vossius concerning the Oracles of the sibylls, and an answer to the objections of the late Critica sacra”. Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) was a biblical scholar, friend and translator of Manasseh ben Israel. Richard Simon, “French scholar and Orientalist; born at Dieppe May 13, 1638; died there April 21, 1721. After studying at the Sorbonne he joined the Congregation of the Oratory, in the library of which he studied Oriental works and manuscripts. When a certain Jew was condemned to the pyre at Metz on a blood accusation, Simon wrote a strong opinion in protest (1670) . He translated Leon of Modena's ‘Historia dei Riti Ebraici, ’ etc. (1674) , and wrote ‘Comparaison des Cérémonies des Juifs et de la Discipline de l'Eglise’ (1681) . His chief work, however, was his ‘Histoire Critique du Vieux Testament’ (1678) , practically the first introduction to the Old Testament written. It dealt with the books of the Old Testament as if they were ordinary writings, and by this means aroused the enmity of Bossuet and the Port Royal, through whose influence the whole edition of 1, 300 copies was seized and destroyed and Simon was expelled from the Oratory (May 21, 1678) . Notwithstanding the destruction of his book, several pirated editions appeared in Holland. Simon wrote several pamphlets defending his views against the attacks of contemporary writers, such as Vossius, Spanheim, Jurien, Colomies, Le Clerc, and others. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . On first endpage Ex libris : "Ex bibliotheca FF. Praedicatorum Sti Jacobi". Bound in original full calf, with gilt panels on spine. Wing; S3801. Subjects: Vossius, Isaac, 1618-1689. De Sibyllinis aliisque quæ Christi natalem præcessere oraculis. Bible - Versions. Bible - Manuscripts - Early works to 1800. Oracula. Sibyllina - Early works to 1800. Light wear to edges of leather, gilt lightly rubbed, internally very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (KH-1-45) (ID# 32111) $600.00
18. • [Manasseh Ben Israel (Menashe)] MISHNAYOT: HELEK RASHON [&] SHENI [COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES] Amsterdam: Manasseh Ben Israel [Menashe], 1631. Contemporary boards. 8vo. 113 and 154 leaves. 15 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Mishna: Part I [and] Mishna: Part II. ” One of Menasseh ben Israel’s first publications and the second edition of the Mishna ever to be published in Amsterdam. Manasseh (Menasseh) Ben Israel (1604-1657), was an "Amsterdam scholar, printer and diplomat. Manasseh…. Became a member of the Hevrah for Talmud Torah at the age of 12, began to frequent the yeshivot when he was 14, made his first public oration in Portuguese when he was 15, and at 17 wrote his first book, Safah Berurah, a grammatical work (unpublished and known from two manuscripts). … His extraordinarily extensive knowledge in the theological rather than the talmudic sphere and his linguistic abilities made him a forerunner of the Jewish scholars of the 19th century who attempted to present Judaism in a sympathetic manner acceptable to the Christian world. He founded the earliest Jewish Hebrew printing press in Amsterdam (1626), where he continued to publish works in Hebrew, Yiddish, Latin, Spanish, Portuguese (and some in Dutch or English) for the remainder of his life.....The first part of his [Menasseh's] Conciliador (1632, in Spanish; 1633 in a Latin translation by Dionysius Vossius), reconciling apparently discordant biblical passages, gained him a great reputation in Christian circles (the remaining three parts appeared in Spanish only, 1641–51)....The Manasseh b. Israel press, which was not always in his own hands, published about 80 titles. For these works, as well as his synagogue sermons (at which gentile scholars and notables were often present), he was regarded in the world of scholarship as the leading representative of Hebrew learning. In May 1642 he was honored to deliver an official address of welcome to Queen Henrietta Maria of England, her daughter Mary, and their hosts Stadtholder Frederick Henry and his son William (II) in the Portuguese synagogue at the Houtgracht" (Roth & Offenberg in EJ, 2007). SUBJECTS: Mishnah -- Commentaries. Mishnah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Vinograd, Amsterdam 28. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (Yale and Cambridge). A set sold at auction in 2014 for over USD 1950. Lacks, title page to Vol I and title page from Vol II has been moved to front of Vol I. Some pages have been repaired. Handwritten inscriptions in tiny handwriting on title page. Previous owner’s stamp on title page. Very Good Condition. Rare and Important (HEB-50-41) (ID# 38278) $1500.00
19. •  [Leipzig: Leipziger Juden-Ordnung] DER CHURFÜRSTL. SÄCHS. HANDELSTADT LEIPZIGK KAUF- UND HANDELS-RECHT [Leipzig]; Christolph Günther, 1683. Boards bound with Latin missal with musical notation. 16mo. (4) , 132, 4 pages. First edition. In German. A compendium of regulations of the City of Leipzig. Of special interest are the edicts concerning Jews: "Leipziger Juden-Ordnung de anno 1682." The relationship between this city in Saxony and the Jews is an anomaly. On the one hand, Jews were banished from Saxony in 1430 - (it took three centuries for them to be readmitted to Leipzig) . On the other hand, on account of the seasonal Leipzig Fair, the number of Jewish merchants present in the City would swell to the point that these visitors were formally authorized to conduct gatherings in their own prayer-rooms ("Judenschulen") . Indeed, permitted to attend the Fair were not only German Jews, but Jews of Eastern Europe as well. In the present text, Johann-Georg III, Duke of Saxony, mandates several laws concerning Jewish tradesmen and the nature of Jewish participation in the Fair. In order to attend, the Jew required attestation to his professional honesty ("ein Ehrlicher Handelsmann") (par. 1) ; he was forbidden to lodge in the suburbs (par. 2) ; and at all times, he must be in possession of his various individual passes (pars. 3-6) . Also, legal-clauses are addressed to the wives, children and servants of the Jewish tradesmen visiting (pars.10-12) . Of peculiar note: Jewish musicians were barred from trading altogether (par. 21) . See JE, Vol. VII, pp. 673-4. Subjects: German Law. Books before 1700. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Backstrip detached. Binding very solid. Paper missal over boards torn in places and foxed. All edges lightly bumped. Pages lightly foxed around text throughout, fresh and clean otherwise. Good condition. (GER-38-46) (ID# 29048) $1000.00
26. • Leusden, Johannes. PHILOLOGUS HEBRAEO-MIXTUS: UNA CUM SPICILEGIO PHILOLOGICO, CONTINENTE DECEM QUAESTIONUM & POSITIONUM PRAECIPUÈ PHILOLOGICO-HEBRAICARUM & JUDAICARUM CENTURIAS. Ultrajecti [Utrecht]: Ex Officina Francisci Halma, Bibliopol, 1682.    Original Vellum. 8vo. [14], 463, [9] pages. 21 cm. Second edition. In Latin; With Hebrew, Samaritan, Greek. “A Philologist of Hebrew and Other Languages”. Second part has special title page: "Spicilegii philologici chilias, sive Quaestionem et positionem, praecipue philogico-hebraicarum & judaicarum centuriae decem. " Pagination and register continuous. Sumptuous work on Jewish religion, customs, philosophy, and practices by the noted Christian-Hebraist Johann Leusden. With one illustration. “Johann Leusden (1624–1699) , Calvinist theologian and Hebraist. Having numbered Jews among his teachers, in 1650 he became a professor of Hebrew language at the University of Utrecht. In collaboration with the Amsterdam publisher Joseph Athias, he published the first Hebrew Bible in which the verses are numbered (Biblia Hebraica, 1661, 1667) . The edition became well known for its exactness and beautiful print, and served as a model for almost all publications of the Bible up to the 19th century. Leusden was one of the foremost Bible scholars of his time and wrote several treatises on Bible research and Hebrew philology. He also translated (Utrecht, 1656) the catalog of 613 commandments that heads Maimonides' halakhic code. ” - EJ 2008. With the personal library stamp of Mor Ballagi, born Moritz Bloch (1815–1891) , Hungarian linguist and advocate of Magyarization. Subjects: Jews - Civilization - Early works to 1800. Bible. Old Testament - Versions - Early works to 1800. Talmud - Criticism, interpretation, etc. - Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 20 copies of this edition. Bottom margin and outer margin of title page previously damaged, and previously repaired. Light soiling to second leaf. Otherwise very clean and fresh throughout in solid and attractive vellum binding. Good condition. (SPEC-40-51) (ID# 34605)
21. • [Padua] Cantarini, Isaac [Kohen, Yitshak Hayim]. PAHAD YITSHAK [PACHAD YITSCHAK] Amsterdam : Tartas, 1684. First edition. Later calf-backed marbled boards. 8vo, 108 pages, 18cm. In Hebrew. Vmograd, Amsterdam 521; Steinschneider 5327, 4; Zedner 165; Roest 252. The author, known by the Hebrew acrostic of his name "YeCHKaM" (Yitzchak Chaim Kohen Min HaChazanim) , was one of the Paduan physician-poets who had some influence upon the young Moses Chaim Luzzatto (RaMCHa'L) . "Min HaChazanim" is the Hebrew equivalent of the Italian surname "Cantarini. " He was a Rabbi and physician of Padua, Italy, describes the attempt to storm the Ghetto in Padua, where Jews were accused of having sided with the Turkish enemy and murdered Christian prisoners-of-war in Budapest. Luckily the garrison commander of Padua was able to repel the attackers. The engraving representing the binding of Isaac is an allusion to the name of the author, who fittingly called the story of his experiences in Padua, "Pachad Yitschak" (the fear of Isaac) . (See: M. H. Gans, Memorbook p. 143, where title and beautifully engraved frontispiece of the Binding of the Isaac are illustrated) . Also with a history of the community of Padua and the rabbis that served there. ” Previously owned by Lazarus Goldschmidt and includes his bookplate on front pastedown. Vinograd, Amsterdam 521. SUBJECTS: Jews -- Persecutions -- Italy -- Padua. Jews -- Persecutions. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. A copy sold at auction for over USD 1100 in 1995. Letterpress title with lower portion of title-page laid down, additional copy of title-page tipped in (with noticeable loss) , opening few leaves with marginal paper repairs. A beautiful copy nonetheless. Overall Very Good Condition. (HEB-48-58) (ID# 37130) $500.00
22. • Sa, Emanuel, and Andreas Victorellus. APHORISMI CONFESSARIORUM EX DOCTORUM SENTENTIJS COLLECTI. Dvaci[douai, France]: EX Officina B. Belleri., 1615. 32to. [14], 756 pages. Bound in vellum. Edges red. Printed on laid rag paper. Engraved title page, initials, head and tailpieces. In Latin. With index. Editio postrema iuxta correctum Romanum exemplar. Edition: Editio postrema iuxta correctum Romanum exemplar / indicatis DD. Locis annotationibusq per Andream Victorellum ... Illustrati, & aucti. Emanuel Sa was a 16th-century Jesuit priest; Victorellus was a 16th-century Italian theologian. SUBJECT (S) : Aphorisms and apothegms. Confessors. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Yale; Koninklijke, Tresoar, and Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands) . Period owner's inscription on inside front cover.  Worm hole (½” x ¼”) in middle of first three leaves. Binding tight. Good condition. (SPEC-1-18) (ID# 18740) $1000.00
23. • Selden, John. IOANNIS SELDENI UXOR EBRAICA : SEU, DE NUPTIIS & DIVORTIIS EX JURE CIVILI, ID EST DIVINO & TALMUDICO VETERUM EBRAEORUM, LIBRI TRES. Londini : Typis Richardi Bishopii, 1646. 1st Edition. Modern Boards. 8vo. [22], 630, [2] p. ; 20 cm. In Latin with some Hebrew throughout. Translates roughly as “John Selden: The Jewish Wife. Or, on Marriage and Divorce in the Civil Law and Reigious and Talmudic Code of the Hebrews. Book Three. “ John Selden (1584 –1654) was an English jurist … member of parliament… and a scholar of England's ancient laws and constitution (as well as a) scholar of Jewish law. He was known as a polymath showing true intellectual depth and breadth; John Milton hailed Selden ... ‘the chief of learned men reputed in this land…’ In 1646 (he published his) treatise on marriage and divorce among the Jews entitled Uxor Ebraica. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This is the rare 1st Edition of that work. SUBJECT(S) : Marriage (Jewish law) . Title page is worn. Overall in about very good condition. (BR-11-27) (ID# 37074) $900.00
24. • Robertson, William. THE HEBREW TEXT OF THE PSALMES AND LAMENTATIONS BUT PUBLISHED (FOR TO ENCOURAGE AND FACILITATE BEGINNERS IN THEIR WAY) WITH THE READING THEREOF IN KNOWN ENGLISH LETTERS ... London : Printed For The Author,, 1656. First edition. Original leather, 12mo, 248 pages ; 19 cm. In Hebrew with an introduction in English. “William Robertson was a Scottish Hebraist. He was educated at Edinburgh University, taught Hebrew in London from 1653–1680, then in 1680 was appointed lecturer in Hebrew at Cambridge University… Robertson believed Hebrew could be learned by ordinary people with a minimum of linguistic background. In the Interregnum he was supported by patrons such as John Sadler, William Steele and Lady Katherine Ranelagh, and was able to publish freely. In theology he followed David Dickson and Robert Douglas. After 1660 he had little support, and lost much of his version of the Hebrew New Testament of Elias Hutter in the Great Fire of London” (Wikipedia, 2017) . OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Leather is a bit stiff, paper and cover show aging and some damp stains, overall Good condition (AC-3-29) (ID# 39205) $400.00
25. • [Yosef Athias] SEFER BERESHIT [VOL. 1 OF 2 ONLY] Amsterdam: Yosef Athias, 1660. Original gold gilt boards. 8vo. 622 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Joseph Atias was a “Printer and publisher; born in Spain, probably at Cordova, at the beginning of the seventeenth century; died at Amsterdam, May 12, 1700. … Athias' printing-establishment was one of the best equipped in Amsterdam. His wealth enabled him to lavish money on the cutting and casting of type, and to demand artistic work of his designers and die-sinkers. The edition of Maimonides' Yad ha-Hazakah, with ‘Lehem Mishneh, ’ 5 vols. , Amsterdam, 1702-3, begun by Athias and completed after his death by his son Emanuel, is, as Steinschneider says, one of the most elegant and most admired products of the Hebrew press. ” – 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . In 1661 and 1667, he issued two editions of the Hebrew Bible. Though carefully printed, they contain a number of mistakes in the vowel points and the accents. But as they were based on the earlier editions compared with the best manuscripts, they were the foundation of all the subsequent editions. SUBJECTS: Tanakh – Torah- Hebrew Bible. OCLC lists one copy available at the Zentralbibliothek Zürich. Vinograd, Amsterdam 261. Front board is missing while back board is detached but present. Internally Very Good. (HEB-50-44) (ID# 38281) $400.00
26. •  [Ferguson, Robert]. NO PROTESTANT-PLOT, OR, THE PRESENT PRETENDED CONSPIRACY OF PROTESTANTS AGAINST THE KING AND GOVERNMENT DISCOVERED TO BE A CONSPIRACY OF THE PAPISTS AGAINST THE KING AND HIS PROTESTANT-SUBJECTS. [WITH] THE SECOND PART OF NO PROTESTANT PLOT. London; Printed For R. Lett, 1681-1682.    Later Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 37; 32 pages. 19 cm. First edition. No Protestant-Plot, or The present pretended conspiracy of Protestants against the King and Government, discovered to be a conspiracy of the Papists against the King and his Protestant-Subjects, for R. Lett, 1681; The Second Part of No Protestant Plot, for R. Smith, 1682. A third part was published, 1682, not included here. The first and second parts have been attributed to the Earl of Shaftesbury, but Ferguson affirmed he wrote all three. Both published anonymously, attributed to Robert Ferguson (1637–1714) , a Scottish Presbyterian minister, conspirator and political pamphleteer, known as "the Plotter". Having gained a reputation as a theological controversialist and become a person of importance among the Nonconformists, he attracted the notice of the Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury and the party which favoured the exclusion of the Duke of York from the throne, and he began to write political pamphlets just at the time when the feeling against the Roman Catholics was at its height. In 1680 he wrote 'A Letter to a Person of Honour concerning the 'Black Box, ' in which he supported the claim of the Duke of Monmouth to the crown against that of the Duke of York. He took an active part in the controversy over the Exclusion Bill, and claimed to be the author of the whole of the pamphlet 'No Protestant Plot' (1681) , parts of which are usually ascribed to Shaftesbury. Ferguson was deeply implicated in the Rye House Plot, although he asserted that he had frustrated both this and a subsequent attempt to assassinate the king, and he fled to the Netherlands with Shaftesbury in 1682, returning to England early in 1683. For his share in another plot against Charles II he was declared an outlaw, after which he entered into communication with Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, Monmouth and other malcontents. Ferguson then took a leading part in organizing the rising of 1685. Subjects: Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685. Catholic Church -- Controversial literature. Government, Resistance to - Great Britain - Early works to 1800. Controversial literature. Great Britain - Politics and government - 1660-1688. Title page of first part loose with some edge chipping. Light soiling and light foxing throughout, overall fresh and clean. Good condition. (SPEC-40-35) (ID# 33581)
27. • Westminster Assembly. PROPOSITIONS CONCERNING CHURCH GOVERNMENT AND ORDINATION OF MINISTERS. Edenburgh: Printed By Evan Tyler, Printer To The Kings Most Excellent Majesty; And Reprinted At London: For Robert Bostock, At The Kingshead In Pauls Church-Yard, 1647.    Later Wraps. 12mo. Pages misnumbered, ending with page 26, but 40 pages total.. 19 cm. First London edition. "A directory for church government and ordination of ministers": p. 21-[40]. Contains: The humble advice of the Assembly of Divines ... Concerning Church government, and, The humble advice of the Assembly of Divines ... Concerning the doctrinal part of ordination of ministers. Subjects: Westminster Assembly (1643-1652) Church polity. Presbyterian Church - Government. Church polity. Presbyterian Church – Government. OCLC lists 29 copies. Edges soiled, pamphlet aged. Otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SPEC-40-46) (ID# 34600)  $225.00
28. • Greene, John. THE CHURCHES DUTY, FOR RECEIVED MERCIES: DISCOVERED IN A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS: AT MARGARETS WESTMINSTER, FEB. 24. 1646. BEING THE DAY OF THE SOLEMNE MONTHLY FAST. London, Printed By F. B. For P. Stephens, 1647.    Original Wraps. 12mo. [8], 36 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In English, with some Hebrew and Latin in the margins. A sermon on 'The Church’s Duty for Received Mercies, ' on 1 Samuel 12: 24, delivered at the Church of Margaret, Westminster, by John Greene (d. 1660) , Pastor of Pencombe, a Presbyterian and Reformed minister, and a member of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster. Subjects: Sermons, English - 17th century. Fast-day sermons - 17th century. Fast-day sermons. Sermons, English. 1600 – 1699. Bible. O. T. Samuel, 1st XXII, 24 – Sermons. OCLC lists 21 copies. Lightly soiled and aged throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-40-47) (ID# 34601) $265.00
29. • Sherlock, William. THE PROTESTANT RESOLUTION OF FAITH: BEING AN ANSWER TO THREE QUESTIONS. London; Printed For F. Gardiner, At The White-Horse In Ludgate-Street, 1683.    Later Paper Wrappers. 8vo. [6], 37, [1] pages. 20 cm. First edition. Full title: “The Protestant resolution of faith: being an answer to three questions: I. How far we must depend on the authority of the church for the true sense of Scripture? II. Whether a visible succession from Christ to this day makes a church, which has this succession an infallible interpreter of Scripture, and whether no church, which has not this succession, can teach the true sense of Scripture? III. Whether the Church of England can make out such a visible succession? . ” ‘The protestant resolution of faith’ (1683) , maintained that since the age of the apostles the church has had no infallible guide but the scriptures. William Sherlock (c. 1641 – June 1707) was a Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. Sherlock was a leader among the brilliant group of London divines including Thomas Tenison, William Clagett, and Simon Patrick who carried on the literary defense of the Church of England against Catholicism from late in the reign of Charles II into that of James II. Sherlock's 'Protestant Resolution of Faith', first published in 1683, was republished in 1685, 1686, and 1687, at the height of the struggle under James. Subjects: Faith - Early works to 1800. Protestantism - Early works to 1800. Apostolic succession - Early works to 1800. Apostolic succession. Faith. Protestantism. Theology, Doctrinal. Church of England - Doctrines - Early works to 1800. Catholic Church - Controversial literature - Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 27 copies, Soiling and aged throughout, otherwise fresh. Good condition. Important (SPEC-40-48) (ID# 34602) $1500.00
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