Herbornae Nassaviorum (Herborn, Germany): Johan. Nicolai Andreae, 1715-1722. Hardcover. Folio (14 x 9") (Vol. 1); (13 1/2 x 8 1/2") (Vol. 2).  leaves (Half-title, title page), 29, pp (Preface), 32pp (Prolegomena), 955pp (Text), pp (Advertisement), pp (Index) (Vol. 1);  leaf (Title page), 8pp (Preface), 1118pp (Text), pp (Index), pp (Advertisement) (Vol. 2). Contemporary full calf (Vol. 1); Contemporary full vellum (Vol. 2). Title pages in red and black lettering, with large publisher's device. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Publisher's advertisement on verso of last leaf of text of Vol. 1 and on last leaf of Vol. 2.
Originally published in Leeuwarden in 1714 (Vol. 1) and 1720 (Vol. 2), this two volume set commentary on Isaiah is Campegius Vitringa's magnum opus. It forms the basis for the commentaries of J. E. Leigh (1726-34), J. J. Rambach (1741), and A. F. Büsching (1749-51).
The celebrated German orientalist, and Biblical critic Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Gesenius (1786-1842) was particularily emphatic in its commendation; declaring that [the book] not only made an epoch in the study of Isaiah, but outweighs the earlier and a good part of the later expositions. In wealth of philological and exegetical learning, aptness of illustration, and fulness of historical information, Gesenius declares that Vitringa's Commentary on Isaiah is by no means superseded.
Binding of first volume crudely taped on spine, with heavy rubbing and abrasion to leather along edges. Ex-library bookplate on inside of front cover and stamp on title page (not affecting lettering). Foxing to very first and very last leaves. Sporadic and minor age-toning throughout. Binding of second volume slightly soiled on covers, with ex-library stickers to spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Minor and sporadic age-toning and foxing throughout. Text in Latin with some Hebrew. Binding of first volume in overall poor to fair, interior in good+ condition; Binding of second volume in good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. f to vg. Item #43164
About the author: Campegius Vitringa (1659-1722) was a Dutch Protestant theologian and Hebraist. A follower of Johannes Cocceius,Vitringa was a supporter of prophetic theology. He was educated at the universities of Franeker and Leiden, and became professor of Oriental languages at the former in 1681. When locating prophetic outcomes, he would associate events to the near rather than the far-off future, placing a distinct focus on the period of the Maccabees (2nd Century BC). Like Joseph Mede (1586-1638), Vitringa believed wholeheartedly that the Millennium was yet to come, but did not expect any immediate changes. He relegated the end of the time to a remote future and strongly emphasized the concept of New Jerusalem (From Wikipedia).