Treasures from the Library Ets Haim/Livraria Montezinos (Jerusalem 1980) No. 95, p. 56-57. This fully vocalized and accentuated Hebrew Bible was printed at the request and at the expense of the Amsterdam printer and publisher, Henricus Laurentius, who, among other publications of Menassehs', also financed the unvocalized Hebrew Bible edition of 1630. As a result of Laurentius' financial involvement in his printing activities Menasseh was able to strengthen his position not only on the local market, but also on the international market. In his Latin introduction Menasseh wrote: "In preparing this edition I used the four most accurate editions, and in places where there were variant readings, I relied on the rules of grammar and the Masorah" -- BIBLE, Hebrew. Chamishah Chumshei Torah [Pentateuch with Targumim, Haftarot, Rashi and other commentaries]. Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel, 1638-1640. 4to, modern half morocco, margins repaired throughout. Vinograd, Amsterdam 49; Cat. Menasseh 33; Fuks 169; Darlow and Moule 5127 p.714 -- BIBLE, Hebrew. Esrim ve-Arba'ah [Complete vocalized Hebrew Bible]. Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel, 1637-39. 8vo, modern blue half morocco, slipcase; title and fols. 2, 7, 8, 97 in photocopy. Vinograd, Amsterdam 45; Cat. Menasseh 31; Fuks 167; Darlow & Moule 5127 p. 714; Steinschneider 473; Zedner 100. This Bible was prepared for the Amsterdam printer Johannes Janssonius. It was intended to complement his Greek New Testament and the Latin Bible issued in 1639 -- BIBLE, Hebrew. Torah, Nevi'im u-Khetuvim [Complete Hebrew Bible]. Amsterdam: Joseph Athias, 1659-1661. Engraved Hebrew collective title (dated 1659), with additional Latin title: Biblia Sacra Hebraea [...] (dated 1661), and three additional divisional titles (all dated 1660). 8vo, 17th-century calf, spine gilt. Vinograd, Amsterdam 262, Fuks 378 -- BIBLE, Hebrew. Biblia Hebraica accuratissima [complete vocalized Hebrew Bible]. Amsterdam: Joseph Athias, 1666-67. With 3 subdivisional titles. 4 vols., 8vo, contemporary calf, light wear to spine, engraved title of first volume cut and mounted. Vinograd, Amsterdam 356; Steinschneider 553; Fuks 393; Zedner 100, Darlow & Moule 5134; A.K. Offenberg, 'Johannes Leusden als hebraist', Studia Rosenthaliana 1 (1967) p. 46-47 (who provides a detailed description). The Utrecht professor Johannes Leusden, who had also been involved in Athias' 1659-1661 Hebrew Bible edition, was involved in the preparation of this edition, and wrote, among other things, a short Latin commentary for the text from the book of Joshua onward. A presentation copy offered by Athias to the States General of the Netherlands brought him a gold medal worth six hundred guilders. On the title Athias alludes to the tragic death of his father, who was burned alive at the stake as a Judaizer in Cordova on 29 June 1665, by calling himself Joseph, son of the martyr Abraham Athias. Daniel Ernst Jablonski, who himself published a Hebrew Bible in Berlin in 1699, states, on the authority of Johannes Leusden, that Athias, after printing four or five sheets of this volume, determined to raise the number of copies from 4,500 to no less than 5,000 -- BIBLE, Hebrew. Sefer Tehillim. Psalterium (vocalized Book of Psalms). Leiden: Johannes Le Maire, 1637. Printer's mark on title, 12mo, modern calf, a re-issue of the Leiden 1622 edition. Vinograd, Leiden 42; Steinschneider 470; Fuks 34 bis; Darlow & Moule 5125; Zedner 128; not in Roest. (9) " /> BIBLE, <I>Hebrew</I>. Complete vocalized Hebrew Bible. Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel, 1631-35. General Hebrew title within architectural frame and separate general Latin title with printer's mark of Henricus Laurentius. The three Hebrew divisional titles are dated 1631, but the general titles and the colophon are dated 1635. <I>4 parts in one, 4to, modern leather</I>. Steinschneider 464; Fuks 153; Zedner 99; Roest 169; Darlow & Moule 5124 ("the second, and most important, of the editions prepared by Menasseh ben Israel"); <I>Treasures from the Library Ets Haim/Livraria Montezinos</I> (Jerusalem 1980) No. 95, p. 56-57. This fully vocalized and accentuated Hebrew Bible was printed at the request and at the expense of the Amsterdam printer and publisher, Henricus Laurentius, who, among other publications of Menassehs', also financed the unvocalized Hebrew Bible edition of 1630. As a result of Laurentius' financial involvement in his printing activities Menasseh was able to strengthen his position not only on the local market, but also on the international market. In his Latin introduction Menasseh wrote: "In preparing this edition I used the four most accurate editions, and in places where there were variant readings, I relied on the rules of grammar and the Masorah" -- BIBLE, <I>Hebrew</I>. Chamishah Chumshei Torah [Pentateuch with Targumim, Haftarot, Rashi and other commentaries]. Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel, 1638-1640. <I>4to, modern half morocco, margins repaired throughout</I>. Vinograd, Amsterdam 49; Cat. Menasseh 33; Fuks 169; Darlow and Moule 5127 p.714 -- BIBLE, <I>Hebrew</I>. Esrim ve-Arba'ah [Complete vocalized Hebrew Bible]. Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel, 1637-39. <I>8vo, modern blue half morocco, slipcase; title and fols. 2, 7, 8, 97 in photocopy</I>. Vinograd, Amsterdam 45; Cat. Menasseh 31; Fuks 167; Darlow & Moule 5127 p. 714; Steinschneider 473; Zedner 100. This Bible was prepared for the Amsterdam printer Johannes Janssonius. It was intended to complement his Greek New Testament and the Latin Bible issued in 1639 -- BIBLE, <I>Hebrew</I>. Torah, Nevi'im u-Khetuvim [Complete Hebrew Bible]. Amsterdam: Joseph Athias, 1659-1661. Engraved Hebrew collective title (dated 1659), with additional Latin title: Biblia Sacra Hebraea [...] (dated 1661), and three additional divisional titles (all dated 1660). <I>8vo, 17th-century calf, spine gilt</I>. Vinograd, Amsterdam 262, Fuks 378 -- BIBLE, <I>Hebrew</I>. Biblia Hebraica accuratissima [complete vocalized Hebrew Bible]. Amsterdam: Joseph Athias, 1666-67. With 3 subdivisional titles. <I>4 vols., 8vo, contemporary calf, light wear to spine, engraved title of first volume cut and mounted</I>. Vinograd, Amsterdam 356; Steinschneider 553; Fuks 393; Zedner 100, Darlow & Moule 5134; A.K. Offenberg, 'Johannes Leusden als hebraist', <I>Studia Rosenthaliana</I> 1 (1967) p. 46-47 (who provides a detailed description). The Utrecht professor Johannes Leusden, who had also been involved in Athias' 1659-1661 Hebrew Bible edition, was involved in the preparation of this edition, and wrote, among other things, a short Latin commentary for the text from the book of Joshua onward. A presentation copy offered by Athias to the States General of the Netherlands brought him a gold medal worth six hundred guilders. On the title Athias alludes to the tragic death of his father, who was burned alive at the stake as a Judaizer in Cordova on 29 June 1665, by calling himself Joseph, son of the martyr Abraham Athias. Daniel Ernst Jablonski, who himself published a Hebrew Bible in Berlin in 1699, states, on the authority of Johannes Leusden, that Athias, after printing four or five sheets of this volume, determined to raise the number of copies from 4,500 to no less than 5,000 -- BIBLE, <I>Hebrew</I>. Sefer Tehillim. Psalterium (vocalized Book of Psalms). Leiden: Johannes Le Maire, 1637. Printer's mark on title, <I>12mo, modern calf</I>, a re-issue of the Leiden 1622 edition. Vinograd, Leiden 42; Steinschneider 470; Fuks 34 bis; Darlow & Moule 5125; Zedner 128; not in Roest. (9) | Christie's