Oct 16, 2018 - Sale 2488

Sale 2488 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
ARISTEAS, pseud. The auncient History of the Septuagint . . . Concerning the First Translation of the Holy Bible, by the 72. Interpreters. English translation by John Done. [14] (of [16]), 219 [i. e., 207] pages; lacks initial blank. 8vo, 147x101 mm, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, book block loose in binding; contents toned with occasional dampstaining, opening leaves frayed along fore edge and detached, title soiled, early annotations on verso of last leaf, showing through on recto. London: N. Okes, 1633

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first edition in english of a Hellenistic Jewish account of the miraculous translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek; first state of the title, with line 9 ending "unto E-." The work was first published in a Latin version in 1471 and in the original Greek in 1561. EJ III, 439; Hoffmann I, 245; STC 750.