Oct 27, 2015 - Sale 2395

Sale 2395 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 1,690
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(BIBLE IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH.) Sefer Tehillim. The Book of Psalmes. Vocalized Hebrew text and English translation by Johann Leusden on facing pages. [4], 240, [2] leaves. 12mo, 129x79 mm, contemporary sheep, quite worn, spine ends chipped, front cover detached, rear cover starting; occasional light marginal dampstaining, clean tear in Q8-9. 19th-century bookplate of Revd. Philip Panter. London: Samuel Smith, 1688

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first edition of Leusden's translation; issue with London (instead of Utrecht) imprint. Includes dedications to John Eliot, "Venerable Apostle of the Indians in America," and to "the twenty four [native] American Ministers," commending their missionary work. The preface cites Increase Mather's letter to Leusden regarding the spread of the Gospel in Massachusetts. Alden 688/21; Wing B2744.