Samaritan. PENTATEUCH). (Biblia Sacra Polyglotta). Textus Hebraeo-Samaritanus

AUCTION 33 | Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Including Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Autograph Letters

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Samaritan. PENTATEUCH). (Biblia Sacra Polyglotta). Textus Hebraeo-Samaritanus

Text pasted onto larger blank sheets within bound volume. The Benjamin Kennicott - Moses Gaster Copy, with Kennicott’s detailed marginal notations 18th-century boards, rubbed, covers detached. Lg.4to Cf. Vinograd, London 7; Darlow & Moule 1446; Berkowitz 182

(London: Thomas Roycroft 1655-57)

Est: $3,000 - $4,000
Opening blank inscribed by Samuel Edwards (London, 3rd April 1790): “This Book Belonged to the Late, Learned Dr. Kennicott, and was interleaved and corrected by him...” The final page noted in pencil by Moses Gaster: “Finished collation of ...(?)... with my Ms. No. 800. 16th February, 1905. MG.” This Samaritan text was removed from Brian Walton’s London Polyglot. The volume contains extensive notations by the great Oxford scholar, presumably for his exhaustive Biblical excursion of 1776-80. Kennicott (1718-83) spent much time in the study of Hebrew manuscript texts