Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Animals in the Bible – A Comprehensive Study by Samuel Bochart, 1692

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Hierozoicon, sive bipertitum opus de animalibus S. Scripturae, by Samuel Bochart. Leiden: Cornelium Boutesteyn & Jordanum Luchtmans / Utrecht: Guilielmum vande Water, 1692. Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Two parts in one volume.
An important study by French scholar and priest Samuel Bochart (1599-1667), attempting to identify biblical animals based on a variety of ancient sources: The Holy Scriptures, Near Eastern literature and Greek and Latin sources.
Additional imprint at the end of each part: Utrecht: Ernestum Voskuyl, 1690.
Both title pages feature an engraving depicting a group of people presenting a picture of the Tower of Babel.
[4] leaves, 63 pp, 1094 columns, 91 pp; [2] leaves, 888 columns, 79 pp, approx. 37 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor blemishes. Vellum-covered, embossed binding, damaged and worn.
Biblical Studies, Jewish History and Customs
Biblical Studies, Jewish History and Customs