SEFER TEHILIM [heading in Hebrew characters] LIBER PSALMORUM HEBRAÏCE CUM NOTIS SELECTIS EX EDITIONE FRANCISCI HARE S.T.P. ESPISCOPI CICESTRENSIS: ET CUM SELECTA LECTIONUM VARIETATE EX ED. VET. TEST. HEB. BENJ. KENNICOTT S.T.P.
by [Bible - Old Testament in Hebrew]
Cambridge, Ma.: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1809. ,495pp. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt; rebacked, preserving the original spine. Contemporary ownership inscription on front endpaper. Some foxing and tanning throughout, heavier to outer leaves. Very good. The first printing in Hebrew of any book of the Bible in the New World, and the first Hebrew psalter printed in America. "The Hebrew text is above, with the various readings below; under them the Latin translation, and under that the notes in two columns" - O'Callaghan. A highly desired American Judaicum, and an important rarity of American bibles and American Judaica. ROSENBACH, AMERICAN JEWISH BIBLIOGRAPHY 152. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 17004. O'CALLAGHAN p.96. GOLDMAN, HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA 1. SABIN 66455. WRIGHT, EARLY BIBLES IN AMERICA, p.22.
(Inventory #: WRCAM51936)
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