Title: Tobie, Judith, and Esther
Publisher: Chez Guillaume Desprez, Paris
Publication Date: 1699
Book Condition: Very Good
8vo (118 x 120mm). [xvi], 215pp., [ix]; [xii], 217pp., [ix]; [viii], 247pp., [ix]. Woodcut engraved printerís device on title of female personification of Hope (anchor) and Faith (torch) with legend inscribed: ARDET AMANS SPE NIXA FIDES (Faith is supported by hope that burns by the fire of charity). Woodcut engraved chapter vignette at beginning of Book of Tobit depicting Tobit visited by archangel Raphael, at Judith showing her beheading Holofernes, and lastly Queen Esther in her palace. Woodcut engraved chapter head and tail-pieces. Later three-quarter red morocco over cloth-covered boards; (some slight browning and lightest edgewear). Armorial bookplate of Charles Morgan of New York (rampant griffin). Antoine Isaac, Baron Silvestre de Sacy, was a French Orientalist. He was born in Paris. He studied Hebrew in order to verify the accuracy of the Latin and French versions of the Bible, and to this he later added many other Semitic languages. The books of Tobit, Judith, and Esther are usually run together. Each deals with the lives of individual people. These people were heroes or heroines coming through some major difficulties. Complete with illustrations and in good form. Bookseller Inventory # D7870
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