Halae (Halle): Sumtibus Orphanotrophei, 1745-1751. Later edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8 1/2 x 7"). , 1424pp (Vol. 1); , 1106, pp (Vol. 2); , 444, 1008pp (Vol. 3). Contemporary blind-stamped full calf. Raised bands. Title pages in red and black lettering. Title vignettes. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials.
Originally published in 1720, Johann Heinrich Michaelis' "Uberiorum Adnotationum Philologico-Exegeticarum in Hagiographos" is a critical edition of the hagiographical books of the Old Testament.
The first volume contains the author's commentary on the book of Psalms, and Christian Benedikt Michaelis' commentary on the book of Proverbs.
The second volume contains Michaelis' commentary on the Targum of Job, the Five Megilloth, and the Song of Songs.
The third volume contains the author's commentary on the Book of Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
Bindings heavily rubbed along edges and darkened on spines. Head and tail of spines chipped. Front cover of first volume detached but present. Ex-library bookplate on inside of each front cover, and stamp on each title. Sporadic moderate to heavy foxing / age-toning throughout. Text in Latin. Bindings in overall poor (Vol. 1) to fair, interior in good- to very good condition. poor to vg. Item #43323
About the author: Johann Heinrich Michaelis (1668-1738) was a Protestant theologian and Orientalist at Halle where he was a key figure in Halle's founding generation of scholars in biblical, Oriental, and Slavic studies. A close associate of Francke, Michaelis was a Pietist who, like Francke, was deeply committed to biblical philology and the study of Hebrew (from Wikipedia).