Utrecht: Ultrajecti. Apud Franciscum Halma, 1683. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 8 leaves, incl. frontispiece, 535pp. Bound in modern light brown full vellum with brown lettering on spine, beveled foredge. Speckled edges. Decorative endpapers. Frontispiece, engraved additional title page. Title page printed in red and black with publisher's device. Decorative initials. Hebrew Old Testament, criticism and interpretations by Johannes Leusden, one of the prominent orientalist, Bible experts and Professor of Hebrew at the University of Utrecht. Together with book printer Josef Athias, Amsterdam, he published the Biblia Hebraica, the first critical edition of the Hebrew Bible with numbered verses. It became known for its exactness and beautiful print, becoming a model for many Bibles. Text in Latin with Hebrew throughout.
Leusden, Johannes. Philologus Mixtus, Unà cum Spicilegio Philologico, Continente Decem quaestionum & positionum praecipuè Philologico-Hebraicarum & Judaicarum centurias. Utrecht. Franciscum Halma. 1682. Second edition. 8 leaves, incl. frontispiece, 463 (9)pp., 8 engraved plates. Decorative initials and endpiece. Contains works on the Talmud, Jewish religion, rabbinical commentary, customs and practices, the Sabbath, ancient weights and measures, capital punishments, &c. The volume is illustrated with eight engraved plates and one in-text engraving, containing 23 separate scenes . The plates depict various motifs, including scripture text, Moses' Pentateuch, purgatory, the preparation and baking of bread, priest and their robes, Tabernacle scenes and furniture, flagelation, Jewish ceremonies and customs, among others. Individuals depicted are clothed in contemporary and Biblical costumes. Text in Latin with Hebrew througout. Binding with light wear. Inked note in margin of first frontispiece. Very good condition. Item #47523