Lot 1232: JUDAICA - HEBRAICA -- WITSIUS, H. Aegyptiaca, et dekaphylon. (…) Accessit d
November 16, 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
JUDAICA - HEBRAICA -- WITSIUS, H. Aegyptiaca, et dekaphylon. (…) Accessit diatribe de legione fulminatrice Christianorum. Ed. 2a ab auctore emend. Amst., G. Borstius, 1696. (16), 492 pp. W. engr. front. Sm-4°. Cont. blind tooled vellum w. raised bands. (Bind. has some minor wear, small corner cut from first free endpaper, but a good copy). Second, improved edition (first: Amsterdam 1683) of an important work by the prominent Dutch theologian Herman Wits (1636 - 1708), who held chairs in Franeker, Utrecht and Leiden respectively. In this very learned work, the biblical scholar traces the origin of various religious Hebrew observances and their possible Egyptian sources or equivalents; contemporary scholars such as Marsham, Spencer and Kircher are thoroughly studied and commented upon. - Graesse, VII, 467; Van der Aa, VII, 109.
Estimated Price: € 100