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“The Grammar of the Ancient Languages of the Hebrews, the Chaldeans and the Arameans” – Leiden, 1628

Grammatica Linguarum Orientalium, by Ludovico De Dive. Leiden: Ex officina Elseviriana, 1628.
[8] leaves, 423 pp, 19.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Light defects. Vellum binding (with dampstains and light defects). Handwritten inscriptions on title page. At the end of the work is a bound leaf with handwritten comments.

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Book on the Subject of Ancient Footwear – Etchings – Amsterdam, 1667

Balduinus De Calceo Antiquo, et Jul. Nigronus De Caliga Veterum. Amsterdam: Sumptibus Andreae Frisl, 1667. Two parts bound together.
A book on the subject of ancient footwear, with 28 etching plates (seven of them folded).
[1] etching (title page), [10], 345, [29] pp; 213, [15] pp + [28] plates, 13 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Pen inscriptions on front endpaper. Vellum binding, with defects.

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Johann Christoph Wagenseil – “Sotah Tractate” – Altdorf, 1674

Sota, Hoc est: Liber Mischnicus De Uxore Adulterii Suspecta, Una cum Libri en Jacob Excerptis Gemarae Versione Latina, & Commentario perpetuo, Joh. Christophori Wagenseilii. Altdorf [Altdorfii Noricorum], 1674. Hebrew and Latin.
Sotah Tractate, with Latin translation and commentary by Christian Hebraist Johann Christoph Wagenseil. Title page printed partly in red ink. With ten plates of etchings, and additional etchings incorporated in the text.
[48], 1234, 88 pp + [10] plates, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases, slight defects. Worming. New binding with vellum spine and corners, slightly damaged.

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Two Essays by Johann Christoph Wagenseil – Altdorf, 1676-1687

Two essays by Hebraist Johann Christoph Wagenseil; bound together. Altdorf, 1676-1687. Latin and Hebrew.
1. Exercitationes sex varii argumenti, Altdorf, 1687. Collection of assorted essays, including Hebrew essays (in the Hebrew original, with Latin translation).
2. De Loco Classico Gen. XLIX. 10. Altdorf, 1676.
[8], 244 pp; 132 pp. Volume: 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears to margins of some of the leaves. Vellum binding, slightly damaged.

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Johanne Leusden – Compendium Biblicum / Compendium Lexici Hebraici – Lexicon of Hebrew Roots – Utrecht, 1678-1680

Two philological works bound together:
* Compendium Biblicum continens ex 23202 versiculis totius Veteris Testamenti [Biblical summary containing 23202 Torah verses…], by Johanne Leusden. Utrecht, 1680. Second edition. Hebrew, with Latin translation on facing pages.
[6], 179, [1] leaves.
* Bound with: Compendium Lexici Hebraici compendio biblico Leusdano subjunctum, continens sub 1900 radicibus Hebraeis voces Latinas 3268, quibus constat universus Veteris Test Textus… [Hebrew Lexicon Containing 1900 Hebrew Roots…], by Antonius Hulsius. Utrecht, 1679. Hebrew and Latin. Fourth edition. 60 pp.
Volume 13 cm. Good condition. Creases and stains. Vellum binding, almost entirely detached.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 6

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Josephus Flavius – “The Jewish War” – Four Different Editions – Venice

Gioseffo Flavio, Historico Delle Antichita e Guerre Giudaiche [Josephus Flavius, The Jewish War]. Four different editions. Venice, 1671-1740. With numerous etchings.
Size and condition vary.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 7

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Josephus Flavius – Hooghberoemde Joodsche Historien – Holland, 1636 – Woodcuts

Flavii Iosephi, Hooghberoemde Joodsche Historien, ende boecken, noch Egesippus vande Ellendighe verstoringe der Stadt Ierusalem. Holland, 1636. With woodcuts.
[2], 338, [12], 77, [2] leaves, 30 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and tears. Restored tears to title page. Wear to binding.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 8

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Two Books on Judaism – Leipzig, 1705 – Etchings

Two books on Judaism, bound together:
1. Der Gantze Jüdische Glaube [The Whole Jewish Belief], by Anton Margaritha. Leipzig, 1705. With etching facing title page.
2. Der Jüden Glaube und Aberglaube [The Jewish Faith and Superstitions], by Friedrich Albrecht Christiani. Leipzig, 1705.
With etching facing title page and eight etching plates depicting Jewish customs.
[16] leaves, 360 pp, [12] leaves; [2] leaves, 88, 186, [10] pp + [8] plates, 16.5 cm. Good condition. Worming. Stains. Two etching plates are detached. Bookplate and ink inscription on the inner side of the front cover. Vellum binding.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 9

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Two Works by John Toland / Essay on the Origins of Judaism – The Hague, 1709

Adeisidaemon, sive, Titus Livius a superstitione vindicates, in qua dissertatione probatur, Livium Historicum ... Annexae sunt ejusdem Origines Judaicae, by John Toland. The Hague (Hagae-Comitis): Thomas Johnson, 1709.
Two works by philosopher John Toland (1670-1722), one of the first British Deists and a supporter of Jewish emancipation. The second work, Origines Judaicae, concerns the origins of Judaism and the Jewish people.
[11] leaves, 199, [1] p, 16 cm. Good condition. Stains. Binding slightly damaged.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 10

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Adriaan Reland – Study on the Arch of Titus and the Treasures Looted from the Second Temple – Utrecht, 1716 – Etchings

De Spoliis Templi Hierosolymitani in Arcu Titiano Romae conspicuis Liber Singularis, Hadriani Relandi. Utrecht (Trajecti ad Rhenum), 1716.
Study on the treasures looted from the Second Temple in Jerusalem, as they are presented in the "Triumphal Procession" relief on the Arch of Titus in Rome. With eight etching plates, including folding etchings of the Arch of Titus and the Temple menorah.
[4], 138, [26] pp + [8] plates, 15 cm. Good condition. Foxing and dampstains. Slight damage. Vellum binding.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 11

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Kirchner – Essay on Jewish Customs and Ceremonies – Frankfurt, 1720

Jüdisches Ceremoniel, das ist, allerhand Jüdische Gebräuche, welche die Juden in und ausser dem Tempel… von Paul Christian Kirchner. Frankfurt, 1720. (No etchings.)
Detailed description of Jewish customs and ceremonies in 18th-century Germany, by Paul Christian Kirchner. The author, born to a Jewish family, converted to Christianity a few years before composing the essay. In the foreword he announces his intentions of convincing other Jews to follow his example and convert. In 1724 the work was revised by Sebastian Jacob Jugendres, who corrected and refined Kirchner's scornful tone. The corrected edition included etchings depicting Jewish customs.
115, [3] pp, 16 cm. Good condition. Stains. Title page damaged (open tears, with damage to text) and restored. Library stamps on title page and front endpaper. Damage to binding. Red edges.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 12

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Johannes Buxtorf – Schoole der Jooden – Rotterdam, 1731 – Etchings

Schoole der jooden, begrypende het geheele joodsche geloof, uit hun eige boeken en schriften, merendeels den christenen onbekend, grondig met aanwyzing van yder boek, plaats en blad, verklaard, Johannes Buxtorf. Rotterdam: Jan Daniel Beman, 1731.
Essay on Judaism by Johannes Buxtorf, with four folded etching plates depicting Jewish customs (Simchat Torah, Passover Seder, Sukkot, Jewish wedding), and an additional etching (title page).
[14], 548, 44 pp + [5] plates, 15 cm. Good condition. Stains. Several detached leaves (including two etching plates). Vellum binding.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 13

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“Hebrew Monarchy” – Two Volumes – Madrid, 1761 – Biblical Etchings

La Monarcha Hebrea, Vicente Bacallar y Sanna, Marquis de San Felipe. Two volumes. Madrid: Gabriel Ramirez, 1761.
Essay on the subject of the prophets, judges and kings of Israel, with numerous etchings depicting Biblical figures.
Volume I: [12], 470, [10] pp + [29] etching plates. Volume II: 386, [10] pp + [41] etching plates. 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Worming. Some tears and damage to etching plates. Minor defects to bindings.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 14

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History of the Bibles printed in Saxony during the years 1470-1621 – Halle, 1775

Versuch Einer Historie der gedruckten niedersächsischen Bibeln vom Jahr 1470 bis 1621 [History of the Bibles Printed in Lower Saxony in the years 1470-1621], by Johann Melchior Goeze. Halle, 1775.
[12] leaves, 412 pp, 24.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Inscription in pen on front endpaper. Damage to binding.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 15

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History of All the Religions – William Hurd – London, 18th Century

A New Universal History of the Religious Rites, Ceremonies, and Customs of the Whole World, or A Complete and Impartial View of all the Religions. Study of the ceremonies and customs of the different religions, by William Hurd. London, [1780?].
With 60 etching plates, including etchings that depict Jewish customs: a Jewish wedding, the Sabbath, shofar blowing and more. Additional etching facing title page.
[3] leaves, IV, [1], 6-704 (last page numbered 1704), XII pp ([4] pp missing at the end of the book?) + [61] plates. 35 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some tears and creases (tear to title page, with damage to text). The etching plate facing the title page has been restored. Dedication on title page from 1860. Bound in a new binding, somewhat loose.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 16

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Study of the Customs of Different Religions – William Hurd – Amsterdam, 1781-1791, Entire Set – Etchings

Oude en Tegenwoordige Staat en Geschiedenis van alle Godsdiensten, van de Schepping af Tot Op den Tegenwoordigen Tijd by William Hurd. Amsterdam: Martinus de Bruyn, 1781-1791. Entire set (seven volumes).
A study of the customs of different religions. With 63 etching plates (some folded). The first volume is devoted in part to the customs of Amsterdam's Jews.
Seven volumes, 22 cm. Condition varies. Good overall condition.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 17

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“Peah” Tractate in German Translation – Ansbach, 1781

Der Talmudische Tractat Peah von dem Ackerwinkel aus der Hierosolymitanischen Gemara, übersezt and mit Anmerkungen erläutert, nebst einer Abhandlung von der Versorgung der Armen bey den Juden. Peah Tractate in German translation, by Johann Jacob Rabe. Ansbach: Benedict Friederich Haueisen, 1781.
[5] leaves, X, 155, [1] pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Bookplate. Damage to binding. Attached to the inner side of the back binding is a leaf printed in Greek.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 18

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The Costume of the Hereditary States of the House of Austria – Etchings – London, 1804

The Costume of the Hereditary States of the House of Austria, displayed in fifty coloured engravings; with descriptions, and an introduction, by M. Bertrand de Moleville. London: William Miller, 1804.
Fifty color etchings depicting figures in various regions of Austria, with texts in English and French that describe the characteristic attire of each region.
[2] leaves, XXXVIII, [2] pp, [50] leaves + [50] plates. 35.5 cm. Gilt edges. Good-fair condition. Stains. Binding damaged and detached.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 19

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Modern Judaism – John Allen – London, 1816

Modern Judaism: or, A Brief Account of the Opinions, Traditions, Rites, and Ceremonies, of the Jews in Modern Times, by John Allen.
Printed for T. Hamilton, and Oliphant, Waugh and Innes, London, 1816.
Illustration of a rabbi facing the title page.
[1] leaf, XIII, 434 pp, 23 cm. Good condition. Stains, wear to leaf margins. Notations of births and deaths in handwriting (English) in the beginning of the book and a number of handwritten comments interspersed throughout the book. Binding with leather spine, detached.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 20

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Wilkinson’s Atlas Clasica – London, 1820

Wilkinson's Atlas Clasica, Being a collection of maps of the countries mentioned by the ancient authors both sacred and profane. With their various subdivisions at different periods. London: Rob. Wilkinson, 1820.
An atlas with 53 maps and diagrams, hand-colored, including: map of the Land of Israel and map of Jerusalem, Biblical maps and more.
[2] leaves + [53] maps and diagrams, 34 cm. Good condition. Stains. Bookplate. Tears and damage to spine and binding corners.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 21

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Comparison of Calendars – Berlin, 1825

System der Zeitrechnung in chronologischen Tabellen, eine vollstaendige Anleitung zur Kenntniss des julianischen, gregorianischen, juedischen und muhamedanischen Kalendars, by Meier Kornick, Berlin, 1825.
Explanations and charts for comparing the Julian, Gregorian, Jewish and Muslim calendars. [1], XL, 152 pp, 39 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Tears to margins of several leaves. Tears to title page (with minor damage to text). Damage to binding.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 22

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Historical Dictionary of Jewish Authors and their Works – Leipzig, 1839

Historisches Wörterbuch der judischen Schrifsteller und ihrer Werke, von G. B. de Rossi, aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von Dr. C. H. Hamberger. Leipzig, 1839.
XVI, 336 pp, 21 cm. Stains. Tears and stains to binding.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 23

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“Tzena U’Rena” – Paris, 1847 – Illustrations

La Semaine Israelite ou le Tze'enah Ure'enah Moderne…Imite de l'Hebreu par Alexandre Ben Baruch Créhange. Paris, 1847. Second edition. Five parts in two volumes.
With illustration plates depicting Biblical scenes.
Volume I: [2] leaves, VIII, 5, 228 pp; [2] leaves, 196 pp + illustration plates. Volume II: [2] leaves, 159 pp; [2] leaves, 151 pp; [2] leaves, 195 pp + illustration plates. 17.5 cm. Good condition. Numerous stains. Some tears.

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Auction Online 2 Lot Number 24

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Book on Jewish Numismatics – F. De Saulcy – Paris, 1854

Recherches sur la Numismatique Judaïque, F. De Saulcy. Paris: Firmin Didot Freres, 1854.
A study of Jewish numismatics, with 20 illustration plates.
[3] leaves, 192 pp + [20] plates, 28 cm. Good condition. Foxing throughout the book, creases, binding with leather spine, slightly damaged.

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