Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Orbis Miraculum, or The Temple of Solomon – London, 1659 – Engravings

Opening: $300
Sold for: $500
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Orbis Miraculum, or The Temple of Solomon, Pourtrayed by Scripture-Light, [by Samuel Lee]. London: John Streater for Giles Calvert, 1659. English.
A work discussing Solomon's Temple by Samuel Lee (1625-1691), an English Puritan minister and academic. Eleven in-text engravings, including a plan of the Temple, illustrations of the Temple's vessels (the Ark of the Covenant, the Table of the Showbread, the Golden Altar and more) and an illustration of the Molten Sea (a large basin that was placed in the court of the Temple). In addition, the book contains two engraved plates – an engraved title page and an engraving depicting the High Priest in his splendid vestments (an additional engraving depicting the Temple is missing).
[6] leaves, 371 pp (i.e. 365. Mispaginated), [4] leaves + [2] engraved plates. One engraved plate (view of the Temple) is missing. 27.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Several tears. One leaf partly detached. The first two leaves (the title page and the engraved title page) stained and trimmed at margins (with damage to the engraving); both leaves repaired with strips of paper glued to margins. Ownership inscriptions to front endpaper and title page (18th century). Front endpaper restored with paper. Half-vellum binding.
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