27 - 28 June 2006
[HEBREW.] -- BIBLE, Gospels, Hebrew. Ed. Friedrich PETERS (Fredericus Petri, 1549-1617). Besorat ha-keru'ot... Evangelia anniversaria, quae dominicis diebus et sanctorum sestis leguntur, Hebraice conserva. Wittenberg: Joannes Crato, 1573.
8o (145 x 91 mm). Roman and Hebrew types. 57 woodcuts in text attributed to Jacob Lucius of Kronstadt. 18th-century vellum, morocco lettering piece. Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 5 January 1965.
FIRST EDITION OF PETRI'S HEBREW VERSION OF THE LITURGICAL GOSPELS. RARE: the RLG Union catalogue lists only the copy in the Lenox collection at the New York Public Library and no copies appear in American Book Prices Current for at least 30 years. See Darlow & Moule 5103 note.
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