Ultrajecti [Utrecht]: Ex Officina Francisci Halma, Bibliopol, 1682. Item #34605

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).

Price: $1,300.00

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