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Auction Description for Swann:
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240 lots

March 12, 1998

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 1: Biblia Sacra Hebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, & Latine. Edited by Benedicus Arias Montanus. Volumes 1-5 (of 8). 6 full-page engravings, including Volume I title. Together, 5 volumes. Folio, 415 x 274 mm, 17th-century sheep gilt, quite worn, joints

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Description: Biblia Sacra Hebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, & Latine. Edited by Benedicus Arias Montanus. Volumes 1-5 (of 8). 6 full-page engravings, including Volume I title. Together, 5 volumes. Folio, 415 x 274 mm, 17th-century sheep gilt, quite worn, joints cracked or starting. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1569-72 E10000-15000 "The Second Of The Great Polyglots: known as the Antwerp, or Plantin's Polyglot, otherwise the Royal Polyglot' Darlow & Moule 1422 The first 5 volumes contain the complete Polyglot Bible; the missing last 3 comprise the scholarly apparatus and a separate printing of the Hebrew Bible and Apocrypha and New Testament in Greek with interlinear Latin translation throughout. Generally quite clean internally, with only infrequent minor marginal dampstaining, and slight paper corrosion in lower outer corner of opening leaves in Volume 4

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Lot 2: Biblia. 1 Hebraica, 2 Samaritana, 3 Chaldaica, 4 Graeca, S. Syriaca, 6 Latina, 7 Arabica. Quibus textus originales totius scripturae sacrae... exhibentur. Edited by Guy-Michel Le Jay. Engraved text illustrations and maps, including 2 full page

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Description: Biblia. 1 Hebraica, 2 Samaritana, 3 Chaldaica, 4 Graeca, S. Syriaca, 6 Latina, 7 Arabica. Quibus textus originales totius scripturae sacrae... exhibentur. Edited by Guy-Michel Le Jay. Engraved text illustrations and maps, including 2 full page allegorical engravings at beginning of Volume 19 volumes in 11 Folio, 494 x 330 mm, early 19th-century 1/2 calf gilt, worn, some lettering pieces off. Bordeaux Dominican ownership inscriptions. Paris: Antoine Vitre, 1629-45 E8000-12000 "The Third Of The Great Polyglots: known as the Paris, or Le lay's, or A. Vitre's Polyglot... intended to be an improved and enlarged edition of the Antwerp Polyglot's Darlow &- Moule 1442 This edition contains the first printing of the Samaritan Pentateuch and Targum, and is the first of the major Polyglots to include the New Testament in Arabic. Generally quite clean internally, with only occasional minor marginal dampstaining, worming in upper corner of opening leaves in Volume 8 slightly affecting text, and repaired clean tear across Volume 9 title.

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Lot 3: Biblia Sacra Polyglotta. Edited by Brian Walton. Volume 1 contains engraved frontispiece portrait of Walton; pictorial additional title; double-page map of the Holy Land; double-page plan of Jerusalem; 3 double-page plates (2 of the Temple, the third

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Description: Biblia Sacra Polyglotta. Edited by Brian Walton. Volume 1 contains engraved frontispiece portrait of Walton; pictorial additional title; double-page map of the Holy Land; double-page plan of Jerusalem; 3 double-page plates (2 of the Temple, the third showing religious artifacts); and single-page plan of the Temple. Ruled in red throughout. 6 volumes. Folio, 448 x 284 mm, contemporary calf, rebacked, Volume 5- lettering pieces off; endpapers renewed; Volume 1 lacks the 2 mounted correction slips, marginal dampstaining in Volumes 4-6 with traces of mold in Volume S. London: Thomas Roycroft, 1655-57 E2500-3500 "The Fourth and Latest Of The Great Polyglots: known as the London, or Walton's Polyglot. Though less sumptuously printed than the Antwerp and Paris Bibles, this is the most accurate and best- equipped of the great polyglots. Ethiopic and Persian are the languages here added Darlow & Moule 1446 Wing B2797 With the Loyal'preface in Volume 1, omitting mention of Oliver Cromwell's role in the duty-free importation of paper for this edition; the earlier 'Republican' version had acknowledged Cromwell's help at length. Accompanied By: Castell, Edmund. Lexicon Heptaglotton. Engraved portrait ( lower portion excised). 2 volumes. Folio, contemporary sheep, worn, covers detached or starting; dampstaining in lower margins with traces of mold. London: Thomas Roycroft, 1669 Wing C1225

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Lot 4: Biblia Hebraica * Bibliorum Pars quae Hebraice non invenitur Novum Testamentum Graecum. 3 volumes in one. Folio, modern cloth; Old Testament title torn with slight text loss and mounted, lacks New Testament title. Sold As Is. Antwerp: Christopher

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Description: Biblia Hebraica * Bibliorum Pars quae Hebraice non invenitur Novum Testamentum Graecum. 3 volumes in one. Folio, modern cloth; Old Testament title torn with slight text loss and mounted, lacks New Testament title. Sold As Is. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1584 E250-350 Reprinted from Volume 7 of the Plantin Polyglot comprises the Hebrew Bible, and the Apocrypha and New Testament in Greek, with interlinear Latin translation.

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Lot 5: Biblia Hebraica * Bibliorum Pars quae Hebraice non invenitur Novum Testamentum Graecum. 3 volumes in one. Folio, modern leatherette; some even browning. Geneva: Petrus de la Roviere, 1609 E400-600 Paginary reprint of the 1584 Plantin edition.

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Description: Biblia Hebraica * Bibliorum Pars quae Hebraice non invenitur Novum Testamentum Graecum. 3 volumes in one. Folio, modern leatherette; some even browning. Geneva: Petrus de la Roviere, 1609 E400-600 Paginary reprint of the 1584 Plantin edition.

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