Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Hamishah Humshe Torah Parishiyotav Petuhot U-Setumot Nevi'im Rishonim Ve-Aharonim. Menasseh Ben Israel, Menasheh ben Yosef ben Yisroel.
Hamishah Humshe Torah Parishiyotav Petuhot U-Setumot Nevi'im Rishonim Ve-Aharonim
Hamishah Humshe Torah Parishiyotav Petuhot U-Setumot Nevi'im Rishonim Ve-Aharonim

Hamishah Humshe Torah Parishiyotav Petuhot U-Setumot Nevi'im Rishonim Ve-Aharonim

Amsterdam: Menasseh Ben Israel (Menasheh ben Yosef ben Yisroel), 1630-1631. First edition. Hardcover. Large 12mo. 612pp. Contemporary full vellum. Blue edges all around. Decorative 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. g. Item #18699

Price: $4,500.00

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