Wits,Herman (1637-1708) [also known under his latinized name Witzius or Witsius]
MISCELLANEORUM SACRORUM Libri IV .. de prophetis & prophetia, de tabernaculi Levitici mysteriis, de collatione sacerdotii Aaronis & Christi, de synedriis Hebraeorum, de IV bestiis Danielis, de cultu Molochi .. TOMUS ALTER XXIII Excercitationes .. accesserunt ANIMADVERSIONES IRENICAE ad Controversias quasdam Anglicanas ut et ORATIONES QUINQUE.
Francis Halman + Halman & William vande Water BOTH 1st First editions
Frontis of Hebrews with background of sea monsters and emblematic Christ spouting fire with 7 candles by G. Hoet/J. Mulder. Woodcut printers mark to 1st TP & copperplate of a different printer's mark to 2nd TP + 5 folding plates one with flap to be lifted
Two Volumes quarto laced through full vellum, not quite uniform bindings (spine darkened to second volume/tips worn). All edges sprinkled red and both stamped Ambrose Swasey Library to lower fore-edge. Frontis + Titlepage with emblematic woodcut printer's mark +pp Dedication & to Reader +859pp +pp index, Volume 2 titlepage in red and black with copperplate printer's mark +pp dedication & contents +folding portrait if Wits +951pp +pp indices. There are 11 blindstamps of the Crozier Theological Seminary to each volume, none on printed area except that on frontispiece which encroaches on the imprint below illustration. Plates are of building of the Tabernacle, includes a neat flap engraved as a curtain that can be lifted to see the inner sactum. Entirely clean, though a few pages are minimally more tanned as paper quality varied. *Deals with various more esoteric theology such as prophesy, revelations, ecstacies, Beasts of Daniel IV, Jewish rites and customs, some 60 pages about America etc by this noted Dutch theologian. Text in Latin with Greek and Hebrew. Shoulder notes printed through out and a few large floriated head- and tailpieces. Clean and crisp.
Price: GBP 410.00 or USD 570.00
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