AUCTION 13 | Tuesday, June 26th, 2001 at 1:00
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts Together With Fine Graphic and Ceremonial Art

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Lot 182


Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin. HOSEAS). Hoseas Propheta, Ebraice & Chaladaice. Translated into Latin by Santes Pagninus. With Targum Yonathan and Hebrew commentaries of Rashi, Abraham ibn Ezra and David Kimchi, translated into Latin by Johannes Mercerus. Edited and with notes by Willlam Coddaeus. pp. (8), 255, (28). Light dampstains, gently dampwrinkled, scattered marginalia. Recent cloth-backed boards, rubbed at extremities. 4to Vinograd, Leiden 29; Fuks, Leiden 32

Leiden: Johannes Le Maire 1621

Est: $600 - $800
The second Hebrew book printed by Le Maire, the son of a Protestant bookbinder from Valenciennes. The editor, Willam Coddaeus, was professor of Hebrew at Leiden University from 1601 until 1619 when he was dismissed because of his liberal theological views. Fuks suggests that the publication of this book may have been undertaken to provide him with an income as Coddaeus. See L. Fuks, Hebrew Typography in the Northern Netherlands (1984) Part I, pp. 32-3.