Sefer Tehilim. 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.
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Cambridge, MA: Hilliard and Metcalf, 1809. 12mo. (6 1/2 x 4 inches). ,495pp. Contemporary sheep, expertly rebacked to style retaining the original black morocco lettering piece. Housed in a cloth box Provenance: Samuel Augustus Binion (signature on title dated 1891) The first printing of any part of the Bible in Hebrew in America. This Psalter represents the first printing in America of any part of the Bible in Hebrew and its publication engendered an interest in printing a complete Hebrew Bible in America, a task completed five years later. The Hebrew text is above, with the Latin translation below, and under that the commentary notes. This copy with provenance to noted Jewish author, translator and traveller, Dr. Samuel Augustus Minion, best known for his works on Egyptology, including the illustrated folio Ancient Egypt or Mizraïm (New York: 1887). Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 1; Rosenbach, American Jewish Bibliography 152 (locating only his own copy); Shaw & Shoemaker 17004; O'Callaghan p.96; Wright, Early Bibles in America, p. 22; Sabin 66455.
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