WOLF, JOHANN CHRISTOPH. 1638-1739. Bibliotheca Hebraea, sive notitia tum auctorum  Hamburg & Liepzig:  Christian Liebezeit; Theodore Christoph Felginer, 1715, 1721, 1727, 1733.

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Lot 147
WOLF, JOHANN CHRISTOPH. 1638-1739.
Bibliotheca Hebraea, sive notitia tum auctorum Hamburg & Liepzig: Christian Liebezeit; Theodore Christoph Felginer, 1715, 1721, 1727, 1733.

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£ 2,400 - 4,000
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Fine Judaica

10 Dec 2013, 13:00 EST

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WOLF, JOHANN CHRISTOPH. 1638-1739.
Bibliotheca Hebraea, sive notitia tum auctorum Hamburg & Liepzig: Christian Liebezeit; Theodore Christoph Felginer, 1715, 1721, 1727, 1733.
4 volumes. 4to (205 x 165 mm). [6], 40, 1161, [33], 24; [10], 1484; [8], 1126, [60]; [14], 1226, [72] pp. Titles in red and black, volume 2 with engraved frontispiece portrait. Volume 1 in vellum with overlapping edges, volumes 2 and 3 in early vellum, covers paneled in blind with central lozenges, volume 4 in new vellum. Vellum of vols 1-3 soiled, upper hinges on vols 2-3 cracked, occasional spotting and browning.
Provenance: Jos. Platt (ownership inscription dated 1721); Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (bookplate, with de-accession stamp)

FIRST EDITION of this important and rare bibliography of Hebrew books, serving as a reference tool for over 10,000 titles, compiled by the scholar and theologian, Johann Christoph Wolf. Wolf amassed a magnificent library of books and manuscripts, with particular emphasis on Oriental and Rabbinical studies, and a fine collection of autograph letters. He bequeathed this library to the city of Hamburg. Furst III, 529-30; Brisman 13-15, 31.

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  • Lacking frontispieces in volumes 1 & 4.
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