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    Sale 2488 | Lot 12
    Price Realized: $625With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2488 Lot 12

      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

      Estimate $300 - 500

      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.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $625