Lipsiae (Leipzig): Apud Jo. Friderici Gleditschii B. Filium, 1725. Editio novissima (New edition). Hardcover. Quarto (9 3/4 x 8"). , 6-32, pp, 2138 columns (1069pp). pp (Index). Contemporary full vellum with gold lettering and ruling to spine. Engraved frontispiece portrait (unsigned) of Salomon Glass. 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. Ex-library sticker at tail of spine and bookplate on inside of front cover. Previous owner's stamp at upper margin of front free endpaper and title page. Minor and sporadic age-toning throughout. Text in Latin with some Greek and Hebrew. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #43187
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.).