MICHAELIS Johan Heinrich

Biblia Hebraica

Halae Magdeburgicae: typis & sumtibus Orphanotrophei. 1720.

First edition thus. 8vo. 222x140mm. pp [6], 32; ff. 842. Preface, mendae typographicae and extensive editorial notes in Latin with Biblical text in Hebrew. Engraved frontispiece. Contemporary German pigskin, boards lavishly decorated in blind, somewhat soiled, edges and corners rubbed and worn in places. Slight waterstaining to first six leaves and some leaves browned but overall a nice copy of perhaps the most important edition of the Hebrew Bible by one of the finest German Biblical and philological scholars. Michaelis's text is based on Jablonski's 1699 edition but he drew on nineteen further printed editions and five manuscripts. First printed in 1720 in folio, quarto and octavo, Michaelis's work of staggering scholarship was reissued throughout the 18th century.

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