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[HEBREW BIBLE]. FORSTER, Nathaniel (ed.).

Biblia Hebraica Sine Punctis.

Stock Code
100928
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1750
£3,750

A non-vocalised edition of the Pentateuch, based on E. van der Hooght's text (Darlow and Moule 5141). It is the earliest edition of the Hebrew Bible (apart from the London Polyglot) to be printed in England, bound in a magnificent red and gilt binding, elaborately decorated.

The editor, Nathaniel Forster D.D. (1718–1757) was an English cleric and biblical scholar. The son of a minister, he was educated at Eton and at the Corpus Christi College in Oxford. In 1750 he became domestic chaplain to Bishop Joseph Butler, who had died in his arms two years later in Bath, Somerset.

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Description

First edition, two vols in one, 4to (24 x 19.5 cm), contemporary red calf boards with magnificent floral gilt borders, gilt title to spine, spine with raised bands, all edges gilt, text in Hebrew.

Bibliography

ESTC T147721; Darlow & Moule 5151.

Stock ID:100928

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