Et Hakerem Caelum Orientis et Prisci Mundi Triade.

AUCTION 88 | Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 1:00pm
K2 Online Sale: Hebrew & Judaic Books and Manuscripts

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Lot 43

Et Hakerem Caelum Orientis et Prisci Mundi Triade.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Additional engraved title by H.A. Greys featuring mystical iconographic motifs flanked by Biblical figures. Letterpress title in red and black, and on verso, two mystical roundels: a Tetragrammaton wordsquare and pentagram. Extensive use of Hebrew and “Angelic” script. With previous owner’s signature and notes on verso of title. pp. (12), 224. Browned. 18th-century half-vellum marbled boards. 4to.

Hanau: P. Morsing 1657

Est: $400 - $600
Orientalist Thomas Bang (1600-61) was a professor of Hebrew at the University of Copenhagen. This work is a study of languages and their origins - complying with the general belief of that time that their source was Hebrew. Additionally, there is a long section (pp. 16-96) devoted to the apocryphal Book of Enoch and its theories on superstition and demonology.