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Lot #    16462
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 11:25:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seu Biblia Hebraica Secundum Editiones
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [First Pointed Bible in America] R. Isaac Leeser
City    Philadelphia
Publisher    Joannis W. Moore and Joannis Wiley
Publication Date    1849
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   xx, [1], 1416 pp., 8vo., 212:131 mm., usual age staining, wide sharp margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and margbled paper boards, rubbed and starting.
   This is the first edition of the Hebrew Bible with points printed in America (Rosenbach). It is considered a fine piece of printing as well as a careful edition of the text (Matityahu Tsevat, A Retrospective of Isaac Leesers Biblical Work, Essays in American Jewish History [Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, 1958], 297-99). The volume contains a preface by Leeser in Latin.

Title: Seu Biblia Hebraica Secundum Editiones Jos. Athiae, Joannis Leusden, Jo. Simonis Aliorumque, Inprimis Everardi Van Der Hooght, D. Henrichi Opitii, et Wolfii Heidenheim, cum Additionibus Clavique Masoretica et Rabbinica Augusti Hahn. Nunc Denuo Recognita et Emendata Ab Isaaco Leeser . . . Et Josepho jaquett . . . Editio Stereotypa... Printer: L. Johnson.

   Rosenbach #643; Not in CD-EPI
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, some Latin
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica