Amsterdam & Utrecht: Boom, Waesberge, Goethals, Borstius, Wolters, Halma, van de Water, and Broedelet, 1705. Second Edition. Handsome set of this popular edition of the Hebrew Bible translated by Everardo van der Hooght (1641-1716), Dutch Hebraist and Calvinist preacher. Based on the Athias-Leusden text of 1666-67, van der Hooght's edition had a good reputation for accuracy, as well as the beauty and distinctiveness of its type, noted as "the parent of the ordinary reprints" (Darlow & Moule 5141). Item #4225
Two octavo volumes (22cm); modern three-quarter dark brown calf and marbled paper boards, spines in six compartments, with decorative elements within gilt-ruled frames, dark red leather title labels, and gilt roulette along backstrips and corners; [liv],333,; [iv],352,pp; engraved half-title and title page in Vol.1, and three additional engraved titles for the Major Prophets, Minor Prophets, and Hagiography; text is primarily in Hebrew, with preface and commentary in Latin. Front endpaper of each volume bears the ownership signatures of Johanni Fleming (1767) and Jacobus Garnett de Castleford. Light toning and soil to text edges, small repair to lower margin of pp.1-2 in Vol.1, with second half of Vol.1 showing some light, early staining along left margins; first engraved title leaf in Vol.2 trimmed a little close along left edge; Very Good+. Bindings showing some trivial wear, else Fine.