Hamishah Humshe Torah Parishiyotav Petuhot U-Setumot Nevi'im Rishonim Ve-Aharonim
Menasseh Ben Israel (Menasheh ben Yosef ben Yisroel)
Ben Israel, Menasseh
12mo. 612pp. Vellum covers. Blue edges all around. Decorated initial at the beginning of Genesis, followed by head pieces at the beginning of each book. First Hebrew Bible printed in Amsterdam by the famous converso rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel. This project was funded by Henricus Laurentius. According to the colophon the book was completed in the winter of 1631. The biblical text appears without vowel punctuations, but is spaced according to the traditional open and closed paragraph system along with the Christian chapter and verse numberings. Ben Israel's printing of the Old Testament proved highly influential and was used even by Dutch Christian publishers. Text in Hebrew. Signature from previous owner on front free endpaper. Note on the inside of title-page. Vellum cover bent and starting to separate from interior board. Top edge sunned. Interior leaves are in very good condition. Overall in good condition.
Book ID: 18699