Lipsiae (Leipzig): Apud Jo. Fridericum Gleditschium, 1743. Editio novissima (New edition). Hardcover. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 1/2"). , 6-32, pp, 2138 columns (1069pp). pp (Index). Contemporary full vellum with handwritten title to spine. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Johann Martin Bernigeroth. Title page in red and black lettering. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials.
Originally published in 1623, Salomon Glass' principal work, "Philologia sacra," is a learned philological study of Biblical words and language. It marks the transition from the drier approach of the Lutheran scholastics on questions of biblical criticism to those of the school of Philipp Spener (with a more mystical approach).
Binding age-toned and partly soiled. Contemporary previous owner's armorial bookplate (G. Betz), with motto "In hoc vinco" pasted on inside of front cover. Ex-library bookplate on inside of front cover. Contemporary previous owner's inscription at upper margin of front free endpaper. Sporadic minor to moderate foxing/age-toning throughout. Text in Latin with some Greek and Hebrew. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in good to very good condition. g to vg. Item #43185
About the author: Salomon Glass (1593-1656) was a German theologian and biblical critic who had studied primarily in Jena from 1609 onward, became adjunct to the faculty of philosophy at the same university in 1619 and professor of Hebrew in 1621. The biblical encyclopedia "Philologiae sacrae" (5 vols., 1623-1636) constitutes Glassius's most significant work. (For more information see: Albrecht-Birkner, Veronika, “Glassius, Salomo”, in: Religion Past and Present.).