Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

John Selden – "The Jewish Wife" – Essays on Jewish Matrimonial Law and Jewish Laws of Succession – Frankfurt an der Oder, 1673

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Uxor Ebraica, seu De nuptiis et divortiis ex jure civili, id est, divino & Talmudico [The Jewish Wife…], by John Selden. Frankfurt an der Oder: Jeremiae Schrey, 1673. Latin and some Hebrew. Two parts in one volume.
Two essays by John Selden – a comprehensive study on the Jewish matrimonial law and Jewish laws of succession.
John Selden (1584-1654), an English jurist, political theorist and a leading Hebraist in his generation, authored several important books on Jewish history and law, including studies on the Jewish calendar, the priestly status, the laws of succession, matrimonial law and the political and legal institutions of the Jews (mainly the Sanhedrin).
[2] leaves, 136 pp, 137-144 leaves, 145-456 pp [i.e. 452. Mispaginated], [7] leaves; [11] leaves, 248 pp, [4] leaves, 19 cm. Good condition. Stains, mostly minor. Title page and last page slightly browned. A small tear to one leaf at the beginning of the book (pp. 1-2). Ink notations to several pages. Library stamps to title page and last page. New binding and endpapers (later black and gilt edges, matching the binding).
Biblical Studies, Jewish History and Customs
Biblical Studies, Jewish History and Customs