28 59 (GERMANY). Wolf Ehrenfried von Reizenstein. Der Vollkommene Pferde-Kenner [“[A Guide for] the Complete Horse-Expert."] Two volumes bound in one. German text with smattering of Hebrew. With ENGRAVED FRONTISPEICE AND 28 PLATES, some folding. Charming head and tail-pieces and printer’s ornaments. pp. (26), 176, (14), (Anhang: 36), 176, (14) + plates. Lightly browned, occasional staining. Uffenheim, Joh. Simon Meyer, 1764. $3000 - $5000 ❧ A comprehensive equestrian and veterinary manual with a most interesting 36-page supplement that comprises a dictionary with some 1,500 Yiddish and Hebrew terms - indeed entire phrases - transliterated into Gothic letters and with German translation. This is followed by five lengthy sample dialogues intended to aid Gentiles in understanding the dialect used by Jewish horse-traders speaking in their distinct Hebreo- German dialect. The inclusion of such an unusual appendix was likely in order to enable Germans avoid being at a commercial disadvantage, and instead, obtain a linguistic insight into the discussions conducted between their Jewish competitors - for the trade in livestock in Central Europe was a predominantly Jewish one. (A lengthier description available upon request). 60 GOEREE, WILLEM & DAVID. Mosaize Historie der Hebreeuwse Kerke. FIRST EDITION. Four volumes. Titles printed in red and black with engraved devices. Historiated initials. Additional copper engraved title pages and frontispieces. With numerous maps including: 41 fold-out plates, 16 full-page plates, 11 half-page plates all executed by JAN LUYKEN as well as numerous text illustrations, decorated initials and tailpieces. * Vol. I: pp. (54), 728, (20). * Vol. II: pp. (12), 804, (20). * Vol. III: pp. (16), 755, (17). * Vol. IV: pp. (12), 693, (15). Light wear, few tears. Contemporary vellum, covers slightly buckled, discolored, upper portion of spine of vol. III defective. Folio. Sold not subject to return. Amsterdam, 1700. $2000 - $3000 ❧ A handsome set, in an attractive contemporary vellum binding of the first edition of this grand publication by Dutch scholar Willem Goeree (1635-1711). An important study on Jewish (and surrounding) antiquities. The charming copper engraved fold-outs include scenes of the Patriarch Jacob, the Ten Plagues, the Perigrination of the Jews in the Wilderness, the Tabernacle, and the Desert Encampment.