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Tanach, Yosef Attias edition, first section—Amsterdam and Utrecht, 1705

Second edition with additions, of the Bible published by Rabbi Joseph Attias originally in the year 1660, together with Calvinist theologian Johan Lesden, Amsterdam [Utrecht] 1705. Latin endorsements from academic scholars in the Netherlands (Leiden, Franeker, Utrecht, Groningen, Harderwijk, Deventer). Long Latin introduction by Everardo van Hoocht. Two cover pages in Latin, one with a handsome woodcarved engraving of the Tablets and the Ark, the second in red ink. This is an especially important edition, it’s the Ur-type for all modern editions of the Tanach printed after it. First volume has Torah and the first prophets. [26]; 333 p. 22 cm. Luxurious original leather binding, the front is detached. Moth holes on the binding, stains, a number of detached pages, generally good condition.
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