Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1703. First French language edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 x 7"). , 830, pp (Tables of Content). Original full calf, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Additional engraved title page by F. Doesburgh, a Dutch engraver active between 1680 and 1714. Vignette on title. Decorative tailpiece.
Written by Edward Leigh* in 1642 and originally published under the title "Critica Sacra. Observations on all the Radices or Primitive Hebrew Words of the Old Testament in order alphabeticall, wherein both they (and many derivatives . . .) are fully opened," this stunning Hebrew-French dictionary contains all the Hebrew and Chaldean words featured in the Old Testament.
Also includes pertinent philological and theological observations by the author.
Binding heavily rubbed, with some abrasion to leather. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Clear and minor water staining along upper margin of a few pages (never affecting lettering). Previous owner's inscription (in French) at upper margin of fly leaf at rear stating that the book was bought by David Neveu on June 23, 1778. Text in French. Binding in overall fair, interior in good to very good condition. f to vg. Item #43972
* Sir Edward Leigh (1602-1671) was an English lay writer, known particularly for his works on religious topics, and a politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1645 to 1648. Leigh served as a Colonel in the Parliamentary Army during the English Civil War. (From Wikipedia).