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Auction: Fine Judaica: Printed Books & Manuscripts
was auctioned on: 22 March 2007
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Estimate: US$12,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:  US$10,000
Lot number 40, Views: 42

(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), 38, (14), 53, (3), 102, (2), 865. Vol. II (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther): pp. 889, (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, (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). Title of Vol. III tape-repaired. Few light stains, marginal worming. Uniform contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Lg. folio Darlow and Moule 5130; Vinograd, London 7; Berkowitz, In Remembrance of Creation 182; Laor 339 (Map of the Holy Land) London: Thomas Roycroft 1657

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Kestenbaum & Company
Title: Fine Judaica: Printed Books & Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 22 Mar 2007
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