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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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by Swann Auction Galleries

March 12, 1998

New York, NY, USA

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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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