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American Acid-Stained Autumnal Binding Spine with a DISTINCTIVE Stamp
Josephus, Flavius.  The genuine works of Flavius Josephus; translated by William Whiston, A.M. New York: Published by William Borradaile, 1825. 12mo (18 cm; 7"). Vol. 6 only of 6. Frontis., 317, [1] pp.
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Rabbi Kohn'sSamaritan Thesis
Kohn, Samuel.  De Pentateucho Samaritano ejusque cum versionibus antiquis nexu. Dissertatio inauguralis quam amplissimi philosophorum ordinis auctoritate in alma litterarum universitate Viadrina ... die VII. mensis Aprilis MDCCCLXV. Lipsiae: G. Kreysing, 1865. 8vo (22.7 cm, 8.9"). [6], 68, [4] pp.
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Highly SignificantAmerican Judaicum
Leeser, Isaac, ed. & tr.  [title in Hebrew, transliterated as] Sidure divre tsadikim kolel seder ha-tefilot mi-kol ha-shanah ke-minhag ... Ashkenaz u-Polin.... [from the added title-page in English: Philadelphia: Printed by G. Sherman, for the editor, 1848]. 8vo. viii, 242, 2–243, [1] pp.
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Historical Context of theNew Testament
Lightfoot, John.  A commentary upon the Acts of the Apostles: Chronicall and criticall. The difficulties of the text explained, and the times of the story cast into annals. London: Pr. by R.C. for Andrew Crooke, 1645. 4to (18.2 cm, 7.2"). [20], 331, [1] pp. (pp. 145–48 bound out of sequence).
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Sacred Hebrew Poetry
Lowth, Robert.  De sacra poesi hebraeorum. Oxonii: E typographeo Clarendoniano, 1775. 8vo (22.5 cm; 8.875"). [4] ff., 515, [1 (blank)] pp., [6] ff.
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Maimonides, Moses, & Isaac Abravanel; Louis de Compiègne de Veil, trans.  R. Mosis Majemonidae De sacrificiis liber. Accesserunt Abarbanelis Exordium, seu prooemium commentariorum in Leviticum: Et Majemonidae Tractatus de consecratione calendarum, et de ratione intercalandi. Quae ex Hebraeo convertit in sermonem Latinum, & notis illustravit Ludovicus de Compiegne de Veil. Londini: Milonis Flesher (pr. for the author, sold by Pitt & Aylmer), 1683. 4to (23 cm, 9.1"). [16], 450, [2 (blank)] pp. (Pp. 223/24 (Ff3) lacking).
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Hebrew Aramaic Latin
Nold, Christian.  ... Concordantiae particularum Ebraeo-Chaldaicarum in quibus partium indeclinabilium quae occurrunt in fontibus ... ostenditur ... Accommodantur huc etiam particulae graecae conferuntur versiones et multa scripturae loca ita explicantur ut ubi tenebrae uel dissensiones sunt adiungantur annotationes et vindiciae. Joh. Bottfr. Tympius ... summa cura recensuit ... Nunc primum congestas a M. Sim. Bened. Tympio ... denique appendicis loco subiunxit Lexica particularum Ebraicarum Joh. Michaelis et Christ. Koerberi. Jenae: sumtibus Jo. Felicis Bielckii, 1734. Large 4to. 984, 22, 37, [3] pp.
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Number One”
Pegasus Club.  The year book of the Pegasus. Number one. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1895. 8vo. 49, [1 (blank)] pp.
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WORLD MYTHOLOGY8 Vols. & Thousands of Entries
Pozzoli, Giovanni; Felice Romani; Antonio Peracchi, et al.  Dizionario storico-mitologico di tutti i popoli del mondo. Livorno: Stamperia Vignozzi, 1824–28. 8 vols. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). I: 580 pp. II: 581–1163, [1] pp. (pp. 1057–64 repeated in place of pp. 1065–72). III: [1165]–1708 pp. (pagination 1551–52 repeated, 1687–88 skipped). IV: [1709]–2342 pp. V: 2351–3086 pp. (pagination skips 2519–26). VI: 3087–3855 pp. (pagination skips 3407–08). VII: 576 pp. VIII: 577–1074 pp.
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His “Christian History” (the Early Era)Corrected & Expanded
Priestley, Joseph.  A general history of the Christian church, to the fall of the Western Empire ...the second edition improved. Northumberland [PA]: Pr. for the author by Andrew Kennedy, 1803–04. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.5"). 2 vols. I: xix, [1], 488 pp. II: 552 (i.e., 554), [2] pp.
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Perishable Press: Marking the Occasion
Rothenberg, Jerome.  B • R • M • TZ • V • H.   Mount Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1979. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [8] pp.
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Hand-Printed, Hand-Colored, Hand-SIGNED
Native-American + Jewish Traditions
Rothenberg, Jerome.   Seneca journal I. A poem of beavers. Mt. Horeb, WI: The Perishable Press, 1973. 8vo (26.8 cm, 10.5"). [4] pp., 6 ff., [4] pp.
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Jewish Writings, Christian Thought?
Scheidt, Balthasar; Johann Andreas Dantz; Jacob Rhenferd; et al.   Novum testamentum ex Talmude et antiquitatibus Hebraeorum illustratum. Lipsiae: Apud haer. Joh. Frid. Braunii, 1736. 4to (21.4 cm, 8.4"). [30], 736, 735–39, 737–1216, [96] pp.
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Lexical Guide toPOLYGLOT BIBLESMultiple “Firsts” Here
Schindler, Valentin.  Lexicon pentaglotton, hebraicum, chaldaicum, syriacum, talmudico-rabbinicum, & arabicum.... Francofurti ad Moenum [Frankfurt am Main]: Typis Joannis Jacobi Hennëi, 1612. Folio (33.5 cm, 13.2"). [4] ff., 1992 col., [76] ff.
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Signed First EditionPASSIONS
Singer, Isaac Bashevis.  Passions. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). [8], 312 pp.
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Aiding AMERICAN Autodidacts, 1803
Smith, John.  A Hebrew grammar, without points. Designed to facilitate the study of the scriptures of the Old Testament, in the original. Boston: Pr. by David Carlisle, for John West, 1803. 8vo. 56 pp.
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ChristiansUnjustly Accused of Polytheism”On the Unity of Jehovah
Taylor, Henry.  The apology of Benjamin Ben Mordecai to his friends, for embracing Christianity; in seven letters... London: J. Wilkie, 1771–74. 4to (26.5 cm, 10.4"). vii, [1], 128, [2], v, [1], 60, lxiii–lxv, [1], 63–115, [1], cxxi–cxxiv, 125–205, [1], v, [1], 48, xlix/l, 49–94, xcv–xcvii, [1], 95–187, [1 (adv.)] pp.
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Hebrew Scholarship
Tychsen, Oluf Gerhard.  Tentamen de variis codicum Hebraicorum vet. test. mss. generibus, a Judaeis et Non-Judaeis descriptis: Eorum in classes certas distributione et antiquitatis et bonitatis characteribus. Rostochii: Impensis Io. Christ. Koppii, 1772. 8vo (18.2 cm, 7.1"). 372 pp.
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LEC: The Dead Sea Scrolls inEnglish
Vermes, Geza, trans.  The Dead Sea scrolls. Westerham: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1966. Folio (31.6 cm, 12.4"). [8], 241, [3] pp.; 16 col. plts.
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Williams's First Published Poem
Williams, C.K.  A day for Anne Frank. Philadelphia: The Falcon Press, 1968. 8vo (29.8 cm, 11.75"). [16] pp.; illus.
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