29 52 (BIBLE, Spanish). Biblia en Lengua Espanola. Traduzida palabra por palabra de la verdad Hebrayca. Title within elaborate historiated border by Cornelis Muller. ff. (9), pp. 605. browned, dampstained in places. Modern crushed morocco, spine elaborately tooled in gilt. Folio. [Darlow & Moule 8480.] Amsterdam, (Menasseh ben Israel for) Gillis Joost, 5606 (sic, i.e. 5406), 1646. $2000-3000 ❧ A revision of the famed Ferrara Bible issued by Abraham Usque and here ascribed to Menasseh ben Israel. Published for the benefit of Spanish speaking Jews driven from Spain and Portugal, to facilitate their return to Judaism. [See illustration on page 27] 53 (BIBLE, Hebrew). Biblia Hebraica. Edited and with an introduction in Latin by Johannes Leusden. Text in Hebrew with Latin side-notes. Woodcut divisional title pages. Marginalia. Title-page hand colored. ff. (19), 178, 508, (2). Browned. Modern morocco-backed marbled boards. Thick 8vo. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 356; Darlow & Moule 5134.] Amsterdam, Joseph Athias, 1667. $400-600 ❧ The first Athias Bible, widely received as a first-rate scholarly production. Lot 47 Lot 53