Aegyptiaca, et dekaphylon. Sive, de aegyptiacorum sacrorum cum Hebraicis collatione libri tres. Et de decem tribubus Israelis liber singularis. Accessit diatribe de legione fulminatrice Christianorum, sub Imperatore Marco Aurelio Antonino. Editio secunda,

WITSIUS, Hermann

Published by Gerardus Brostius, Amsterdam, 1696
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4to pp. [16], 492. Includes extra engraved title page. Library stamp on main title accompanied by a second perforated library stamp near the printer's device. The outer edges to the first few prelims are slightly worn. Pages are generally clean with occasional mild marginal spotting. A small piece is missing from bottom margin of the final leaf. Page 492 is a bit soiled. Bound in brown library buckram; title and shelf number in gilt on the spine; pocket on inside front cover. Hermann Witsius (1636-1708) was a Dutch theologian and a professor of divinity at Franeker (1675), Utrecht (1680), and Leiden (1698). [EB11]. His Aegyptiaca (first printed in 1683) compares the religious rites of the Jews and the Egyptians. He argues against the theory put forth by Sir John Marsham and by John Spencer that Jewish traditions were derived from Egyptian practices. This second edition has been expanded from the first. [Ibrahim-Hilmy, p. 339; Caillet 11462 - listing the 1683 and 1717 editions; Jouin - Bibl. occultiste 797; Brunet V, 1468 ]. Bookseller Inventory # 000273

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Title: Aegyptiaca, et dekaphylon. Sive, de ...

Publisher: Gerardus Brostius, Amsterdam

Publication Date: 1696

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Second Edition.

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