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(BIBLE THE LONDON POLYGLOT). Walton, Brian, (Ed.) Old and New Testament and Apocrypha. Text in nine languages: Hebrew, Samaritan, Aramaic (Targum Onkelos), Greek, Latin, Syriac, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Persian (Farsi) Six volumes. Frontispiece engraving of Walton by Pierre Lombart Engraved title, maps and plates by Wenceslaus Hollar Title within architectural columns, between which stand Moses (left) and Aaron (right), while pedestals bear vignettes of Adam and Eve in Paradise (left) and Noah’s Ark (right). Engravings include the Temple in Jerusalem (both exterior and interior), the sacred vessels, and a relief map of ancient Jerusalem. All Hebrew texts provided with nikud (vowel points). Printed in a variety of exotic types. Vol. I (Pentateuch): pp. (22), 53, 38, (3), 102 [i.e. 106], (2), 865. Vol. II (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther): pp. 889 (lacking pp.1-4); (1), 29, (1). Vol. III (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Twelve Minor Prophets): pp. 447, (1), 389, (1), 227, (1), 149, (1). Vol. IV: (Apocrypha) pp. 87 (lacking pp.1-4); (5), 128, 23, (1), 20, 159, (1); (Targum Jonathan ben Uziel and Targum Yerushalmi, and Persian - to Pentateuch) pp. 390. Vol. V (New Testament): pp. 983, (1). Vol. VI (Appendix - contains critical essays, tables, variant readings, annotations and indices): pp. (2), 72, 56, 98 (i.e. 68), 80, 196, 140, 24, 58, 36, 36, 96 (i.e. 74), (2) Ruled in red throughout. Paper repaired in places. Few light stains, occassional worming. Uniform modern calf. Lg. folio Vinograd, London 7; Darlow and Moule 5130 and 1446; Berkowitz, In Remembrance of Creation 182; Laor, Maps of the Holy Land 339 London: Thomas Roycroft 1655-1657

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Auction house: Kestenbaum & Company
Title: Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art Featuring an Exceptional Collection of American Judaica
Date of the auction: 27 May 2010
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