Wolf, Johann Christoph. Bibliotheca Hebraea.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 73

Wolf, Johann Christoph. Bibliotheca Hebraea.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Complete in four volumes. Latin interspersed with Hebrew. Vol. I with engraved frontispiece of library scene, vols. II and IV with frontispiece portrait of Author (as issued). Ex-library, foxed and stained in places. Contemporary uniform mottled calf with morocco spine labels. Thick 4to.

Hamburg & Leipzig: n.p. 1715-33

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
“A monumental four-volume bibliography by a German Christian scholar.” S. Brisman, A History and Guide to Judaic Bibliography, Vol. I (1977), pp.13-5. According to Shunami (no. 50), the Bibliotheca Hebraea work is based chiefly upon the David Oppenheim Collection. Besides describing books, Wolf oftentimes supplies important biographical information concerning authors, especially his contemporaries.