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(BIBLE ). Walton, Brian, (Ed.) Old and

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(BIBLE ). Walton, Brian, (Ed.) Old and New Testament and Apocrypha. Text in nine languages: Hebrew, Samaritan, Chaldean (Targum Onkelos), Greek, Latin, Syriac, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Persian. Complete in 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). Extensive 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. (16), 53, 38, (2), 102 [i.e. 106], (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, 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. Some staining and light wear, previous owner’s marks. Uniform contemporary gilt-tooled calf, rebacked with Valmadonna-custom gilt-titling along spines, rubbed. 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 1655-57

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Auction house: Kestenbaum & Company
Title: The Valmadonna Trust Library: Further Selections from the Historic Collection. * Hebrew Printing in America. * Graphic & Ceremonial Art
Date of the auction: 15 Nov 2018
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