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Braun, Johannes.  [one line in Hebrew characters transliterated as Bigde Kohanim, then] Id est vestitus sacerdotum Hebraeorum. Sive commentarius amplissimus in Exodi cap. XXVIII, ac XXIX & Levit. Cap. XVI aliaque loca S. Scripturae quam plurima. Amstelodami: Apud Abrahamum a Someren, 1698–97. 4to (20.8 cm, 8.18"). 2 vols. in 1. Engr. t.-p., [70], 343, [41 (index & errata)], [2], 345–752, [60 (index & errata)] pp.; 20 plts. (some fold.).

Braun's work on the vestments and ritual garments of the Jewish high priests of antiquity. Printed in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic with a few German words in blackletter, the text is => illustrated with an engraved title-page and 20 plates done by Bastiaan Stoopendaal including a striking oversized, folding image of a woman at work on a floor loom. This is the "altera editio, priori auctior & emendatior," following the first edition of 1680; the second volume has a separate title-page giving the publication date as 1697, while the first title-page gives 1698, matching other known copies.

Colas, Costume et de la mode, 425; Lipperheide, Katalog der Kostumbibliothek, 1803. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with gilt-stamped title and elaborate gilt tooling in compartments, all edges speckled red and brown; rubbed and abraded overall with spine extremities chipped showing binding structure at head. Spine with a seminary's shelving number stamped in white; front pastedown with their bookplate and rubber-stamp (properly deaccessioned); title-page and first page of main text pressure-stamped; first page of dedication with ink-stamped numeral in lower margin; lower and outer (closed) page edges rubber-stamped, all markings neat and careful. Two plates of the twenty trimmed closely at outer edges, just touching the images' edge; paper lightly age-toned and text clean. => A solid, sturdy copy of an interesting book with very attractive and interesting plates.  (41954)   Please RESHELVE This.

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