[BIBLIA HEBRAICA]. MAIUS, Johann Heinrich & BURCKLIN, Georgius Christianus (editors).

Torah, Neviim u'Ktuvim.

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98761
Torah, Neviim u'Ktuvim.
Biblia Hebraica, ad optimorum tam impessorum, speciatim Clodii, Leusdenii, Iablonski, Opitii.
Frankfurt am Main, Johann (Ioannis) Philipp Andreas, 1716.
£5,000
Scholarly edition of the complete Old Testament (Hebrew Bible), edited by Maius and Burcklin, the third and last of a series of the Frankfurt editions called by Masch "Biblia Clodiana". According to Darlow and Moule (5143) 'The text is mainly based on the Athias-Leusden edition of 1667,66 (No. 5134)'.

Beautiful full-page copper plate engraving to frontispiece depicts Moses, Aaron, King David with a harp kneeling in front of the Ark of the Covenant, the sky with God's name suggested by the three 'Yod' letters in the glowing triangle (also appears underneath together with a reference to Ezekiel 1:28, which explains the mythical creatures depicted in the cloud). The engraving also includes the title in Hebrew and name Maius as the editor.

The magnificent early 18th century binding was most likely custom-made for a wealthy patron, bearing his armourial crest on the front cover.
 
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Description

Octavo, (21.5 x 16 cm); one volume bound in two; Vol. I - [13], 2-333 ll. Vol. II - [1], 335-686, [2] ll.; text in Hebrew and Latin, contemporary morocco binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine ornamental gilt tooling to spine and boards, gilt gauffred edges.

Bibliography

Darlow & Moule 5143.   Stock ID: 98761

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