London, South Kensington
23 November 2009
JOSEPHUS, Flavius (37-100?). Delle Antichita et Guerre Guidaiche. Venice: Giovanni Griffio, 1589-1581. 3 parts in one volume, 8° (204 x 145mm). 2 woodcut decorative part titles to the Antiquities, woodcut vignette to title of Jewish War, woodcut headpieces and initials (first part title guarded and reinforced at head and tail, variable staining and soiling throughout). Near contemporary vellum (light soiling, heavier to darkened spine). Provenance: G. Imper (later ink ownership inscription to first part title) -- contemporary ink ownership inscription to title of second work. Second edition of first two parts and first edition of final part of this scarce Italian translation. Sold together with three Hebrew-Latin grammars:
CINQUARBRES, Jean. Institutiones in Linguam Hebraicum, Sive Epitome Operis de re Gramatica Hebraeorum. Paris: M. Iuvenis, 1559. 4° (224 x 157mm). Woodcut device to title and initials (stained and browned throughout.) Later half vellum (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Ariel Toaff (bookplate).
CLENARDO, Nicolao. Tabula in Grammaticen Hebraeam. Paris, 1564. 8° (165 x 105mm). Woodcut device to title, headpieces and initials (variable light browning and spotting.) Later vellum. Provenance: BCSM (discreet later ink stamps to title and blank verso final leaf) -- Ariel Toaff (bookplate).
PAGNINO, S. Epitome Thesauri Linguae Sanctae. [Leiden?:] Franciscus Raphelengius, 1616. 8° (174 x 105mm). Woodcut device to title (variable light spotting and browning, minor worming to gutteraffecting a few gatherings near beginning.) Near contemporary vellum (extremities rubbed). Provenance: old Hebrew ownership inscription to title inked out -- small stamp to title nearly erased. (4)
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