ROBERTSON, WILLIAM. fl.1650-1680. Sha'ar Ha Shini 'o Petach Taphnimu 'el LeShon HaKodesh [in Hebrew]. The First Gate, or The Outward Door to the Holy Tongue. WITH: The Second Gate, or the Inner Door to the Holy Tongue. London: Evan Tyler, for Humphrey Robinson and G. Sawbridge, [1654?-1655].

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ROBERTSON, WILLIAM. fl.1650-1680.
Sha'ar Ha Shini 'o Petach Taphnimu 'el LeShon HaKodesh [in Hebrew]. The First Gate, or The Outward Door to the Holy Tongue. WITH: The Second Gate, or the Inner Door to the Holy Tongue. London: Evan Tyler, for Humphrey Robinson and G. Sawbridge, [1654?-1655].

US$ 500 - 800
£ 400 - 640

Fine Judaica

10 Dec 2013, 13:00 EST

New York

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM. fl.1650-1680.
Sha'ar Ha Shini 'o Petach Taphnimu 'el LeShon HaKodesh [in Hebrew]. The First Gate, or The Outward Door to the Holy Tongue. WITH: The Second Gate, or the Inner Door to the Holy Tongue. London: Evan Tyler, for Humphrey Robinson and G. Sawbridge, [1654?-1655].
2 volumes bound in one. 8vo (146 x 85 mm). In Hebrew and roman type. Modern full red morocco gilt, all edges gilt. pi4 and 2N3 re-margined, small rust-hole to 2A5, scattered minor repairs.
Provenance: S.R. Brooke (early ownership inscription to title); Hannah Colborne (inscription dated 1721 to verso of a pi4); Brent Gration-Maxfield (penciled bibliographic notes, small ownership stamp to binding).

FIRST EDITION, second issue, an attractive copy. This issue has the undated title-page and 3 additional preliminary leaves, being commendations from Thomas Symson and others. Symson points out that Hebrew is very likely the lingua franca of heaven. Wing R1611 & R1618.
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