Biblia Hebraica

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 216
(BIBLE, Hebrew)

Biblia Hebraica

Latin and Hebrew title pages, three divisional titles. 3pp. index of pericopes Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin with historiated rolls, extremeties lightly scuffed, verses noted in Roman numerals in a contemporary hand, thick 4to cf. Darlow & Moule 5124 and Silva Rosa 24

Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel for Henricus Laurentius 1635-36

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
Provenance: The Estate of an Elder of the Church of Sweden, Gothenburg. A handsome copy. Title page with signature of a scholar at Uppsala, 1659. The second, and most important edition of the Bible prepared by Menasseh ben Israel. The present copy does not seem to accord with any of the three variants established by Fuks(no.153)