Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: excudunt Henricus et vidua Theodori Boom, Joannes & Aegidius Janssonii a Waesberge, Gerhardus Borstius, Abraham a Someren, Joannes Wolters; Et Ultrajecti : Guiljemus vande Water, 1698. [61 lvs, lacking blank], 1132, 992 cols; [2lvs], 566, 432, 496, 304 cols; [4 lvs], 1060, 1196 cols (1 lv. at 1004), [2 lvs]; [2 lvs], 992, 408, 276,[1 blank], 1020 cols; [2 lvs], 440, 838 cols; [2 lvs], 740, 352, [1 lv], 404, 168 cols; [2 lvs], lxiv, 1000, 8000, 500 cols; [2 lvs], 1376, 1190 cols; [2 lvs], 616, 232, [1 lv], 1544 cols, [36 lvs]. Illus. with 13 engraved plates (7 folding) lettered A & numbered 1-12; 34 woodcuts, 2 engravings, numerous decorated initial letters and tailpieces, two title pages in red and black with large engraved vignettes. Folio. Later vellum over marbled paper-covered boards, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Editio nova. Vellum soiled, boards rubbed, a few tears and splits to the vellum, small shallow chip to the head of the spine on one volume, shadows of spine labels, some edge wear, small institutional book plate to front pastedowns, leaves with some scattered staining and soiling, often at the rear of the volumes, one volume with minor marginal worming, partially repaired, two leaves at rear of one volume reattached, occasional repair, one leaf with marginal tear, leaves mostly clean, folding maps are without tears but some minor soiling or staining, one plate creased, one with extra fold, a few with dampstain to edges, one scuffed at top and repaired on verso, overall a very good set of this important compendium of biblical scholarship. Brunet II, 426. Orme, Bibliotheca Biblica 128. Walch IV, 421. De Bure 157. Item #33712
Prepared under the direction of John Pearson, Anthony Scattergood, Francis Gouldman, and Richard Pearson. Vol. 1, pt. 1. Genesis and Exodus; Vol. 1, pt. 2. Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy; Vol. 2. The historical books and the book of Job; Vol. 3. Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon; Vol. 4. Books of the Prophets; Vol. 5. The Apocrypha, and 7 tracts on Jewish antiquities; Vol. 6. The Gospels; Vol. 7. Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline Epistles; Vol. 8. Epistles, Revelation, and tracts on various subjects. Index at end of Vol. 8. Vol. 1, pt. 1 has general and special title page.; v. 1, pt. 2- v. 8 have special title page only. Text in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Arabic, Syriac. Critici Sacri was intended as a companion for the Polyglot Bible, published by Bishop Walton, in 1657. Combining the works of many of the best English and continental scholars of the sixteenth and seventeeth centuries, John Pearson, archdeacon of Surrey at the time, produced “the most important collection of Biblical critics ever made.…In point of size the work of Poole has advantages but no man man who is acquainted with both works will ever prefer the Synopsis to the original,” (Clarke, Holy Bible, 1837.) Contains the entire annotations of Munster, Vatabalus, Castalio, Clarius, Drusius, and Grotius on all or nearly all of the Old Testament, Fagius on the Chaldaic Paraphrase of the Pentateuch, and the first four chapters of Genesis; the commentaries of Masius on Joshua; Codurcus’; annotations on Job; Pricaeus on the Psalms; Bayne on the Proverbs; Forerius’ commentary on Isaiah; Lively on Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah; Badwell on the Apocrypha; Hoeschel on Ecclesiastes, and more. For the New Testament, there are the collations of Valla, with the animadversions of Revius, Erasmus’ annotations, commentaries by Vatabalus, Castalio, Clarius, Zegerus, Grotius, Munster, Drusius, Scaliger, Casaubon, Cameron, Lud. Capellus, Jac. Capellus, Gualtperius, Schultetus, and Pricaeus. Also included are philological tracts and dissertations including John Gregory's Notes and Observations; Fagius's Comparison of the principal Translations of the Old Testament; Cartwright's Mellijicium Ebraicum; Drusius on the Mandrakes; Jos. Scaliger and Amama on Tythes; Lud. Capellus on the Vow of Jephthah and Corban; Pithoeus De Latinis Bibliorum Interpretationibus; Hosti- us De fabrica Arcae Ngae; Rittershusius De Jure Asylorum; A Hat ius De Engastrymutho; Montanus on Jewish Antiquities; Bertram and Cunaeus on the Hebrew Republic; Waser on the ancient Coins and Measures of the Hebrews, Chaldeans, and Syrians; and much more. This is the second and best edition, much augmented from the first of 1660. Typographically, as well as textually, the work exceeds that of the first Englsh edition having been the concerted effort of six Dutch publishers and booksellers (five from Amsterdam and one from Utrecht), with at least two doing the bulk of the printing including Hendrik Wetstein. Contains a rare variant of Benedict Arias Montanus’ Sacrae Geographiae Tabula double hemisphere world map from the Polyglot Bible, showing how Noah’s three sons repopulated the world; this version is unique in containing two scene: one of Sunlight and the Garden of Eden and one depicting the darkness and the deluge.