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Bible. O.T. Greek. Septuagint. 1665.
[four lines in Greek, then] Vetus testamentum graecum ex versione Septuaginta interpretum, juxta exemplar Vaticanum Romae editum.
Excusum per Joannem Field, 1665. The second English edition of the Septuagint. There are different issues: This a copy of the one with the third word of the Greek title readiing "Diathēche" and not "Diathēke" and with the printer's device showing the man holding the sun in his left hand. Thus, this is Darlow and Moule issue "B." => Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of one of the issues of this edition. Provenance: Manuscript ownership inscription of John Ray dated 1716 (on retained fly-leaf); ownership signature of Robert L. Wilson, New York, 1818 (on title-page); gilt supra-libros of Barzillai Slosson, dated 1829. Later in the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Binding: American binding of dark blue goat, richly gilt, with wide floral border on covers and spine distinctively gilt using rules and floral roll. Board edges with a gilt roll; turn-ins gilt tooled. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Gilt supra-libros of Barzillai Slosson as above. Unsigned. Barzillai Slosson may have been related to the lawyer of the same name who was active in Kent, CT, at the end of the 18th century and into the fourth decade of the 19th, whose account books are in the Yale Law Library; perhaps, the Barzillai who graduated from Columbia College in 1818 and later moved to Geneva, NY, where he was active and successful in business and civic affairs.
Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books & MSS Co.) [U.S.A.]

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