Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Moses and Aaron Seu Civiles & Ecclesiastici Ritus. Thomas Goodwin, Johann Heinrich Hottinger, illust.
Moses and Aaron Seu Civiles & Ecclesiastici Ritus
Moses and Aaron Seu Civiles & Ecclesiastici Ritus
Moses and Aaron Seu Civiles & Ecclesiastici Ritus

Moses and Aaron Seu Civiles & Ecclesiastici Ritus

Frankfurt a. M. Dominicus a Sande, 1716. Second edition. Hardcover. Octavo. [48]pp (Prefaces and Index), 976, [45]pp (Index). Contemporary full calf with raised bands. Green speckled edges. Frontispiece illustration of Moses and Aaron surrounded by a number of pictures including that of the Molech idol, a wedding and the sighting of the new moon. Title-page with red and black lettering. This second edition has an additional preface by Hotttinger, and a preface by Wits, taken from the Dutch edition. Decorative head-, tailpieces, and initials. Fine copper engraved double page map of the Holy Land, with a cartouche. This Christian Hebraist work on Jewish practices covers biblical and second Temple Judaism, biblical idolatrous cults, holidays such as Purim and Passover, and rituals such as circumcision, marriage, punishment and burial. Includes Index in the back. This work is an example of the seventeenth century Christian Hebraist study not just of biblical and rabbinic texts, but of contemporary Jewish life, the best known of which was Johann Buxtorf's “Jewish Synagogue” (1603). Text mostly in Latin with some Hebrew. Signature of previous owner on front free endpaper. Binding rubbed on spine, and covers. Head of spine partly chipped. Foxing stain going through the last 11 leaves. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ condition. g- to g+. Item #18882

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