Kh) Selden, John; Pieter Van Der Aa; James Ussher, Archbishop Of Armagh

Published by Ludg. Batavor. [Leiden]; Apud Petrum Van Der Aa., 1683
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Later half calf and decorative boards. 12mo. [20], 128, [6], 98, [34] pages. 17 cm. Second Edition. In Latin; Texts of both works in Latin, with some passages in Hebrew and Arabic. Two parts in one. Ussher's "De Macedonum et Asianorum anno solari dissertatio" has separate fly title page. Drop-head title to Selden's work on p.1 (C1 recto) : De anno civili veteris ecclesiæ, seu Republicæ Judaicæ dissertatio. Engraved title page only. Some pages in printed in red and black. "Ephemeris anni Macedonici & Asiani cum Juliano collati: ": [34] p. At end. John Selden was one of the earliest to deal with the views of the Karaite Jews, in his ‘De Anno Civili et Calendario Veteris Ecclesiæ seu Reipublicæ Judaicæ’ (1644) . Selden was an "English jurist and Orientalist; born Dec. 16, 1584, at Salvington, Sussex; died at Whitefriars, London, Nov. 30, 1654. He was educated at Oxford, and was admitted to the Inner Temple June 14, 1612. He had the use of the valuable library of Sir Robert Cotton, and became interested in Oriental subjects in his antiquarian researches, the fashion of the time seeking the origin of all things in Hebrew antiquity. He was an exceedingly voluminous writer, and was one of the leading jurists on the side of the Parliamentarians in the struggle which led to the Civil war, undergoing imprisonment for his opinions. Almost all of Selden's works quote and refer to rabbinic opinions. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . ‘De Macedonum et Asianorum anno solari dissertatio’ (1648) , a comparative analysis of Grecian, Macedonian, and Julian Calendars; part of James Usshers Annals (Ussher Chronology) ; Ussher (1581-1656) was the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. Our copy is bound in later half calf and marbled boards, marbled outer edges, raised bands, gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jewish calendar - Early works to 1800. Calendar, Macedonian - Early works to 1800. Calendar - Early works to 1800. Karaite Judaism. Christian Hebraism. OCLC lists 24 copies. Old pen marks on top margin of engraved title page, with bookstamp on verso, otherwise exceedingly fresh and clean. Great condition. (KH-1-33) kh1, chrheb1, rab9, sef7. (ja). Bookseller Inventory # 32099

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Publisher: Ludg. Batavor. [Leiden]; Apud Petrum Van Der Aa.

Publication Date: 1683

Binding: Hardcover

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