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Weemes, John; Wemyss, John
An Exposition of the Judiciall Lawes of Moses, Plainely Discovering Divers of Their Ancient Rites and Customes
Printed by M. Dawson for John Bellamie, 1636. Printed by M. Dawson for John Bellamie. Hardcover. B01N7EH8W0 1636 first edition, Printed by M. Dawson for John Bellamie (London), 6 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches tall hardbound, aqua paper-covered boards over leather spine, four raised bands and gilt-lettered black leather label to spine, refreshed endpapers, [28], 223, [1] pp. Lacking first blank leaf, but otherwise complete. Very slight staining and rubbing to covers. The title is stained and has been cropped in the margins, with a one-inch closed tear to the center of the leaf, and a couple of short edge tears. Moderate to heavy staining and soiling throughout, especially to the bottom margin, which has a darker stain through most of the volume. A few pages with losses to the corners, not effecting the text. A rare work. Apart from copies at the various libraries of Oxford University, the English Short Title Catalog (No. S124927) only locates copies at Cambridge University and Edinburgh University, and three copies in the U.S. (Union Theological Seminary, Knox College and Harvard). Reference: STC (2nd ed.), 25214.5. ~KK~ A 1636 work of Biblical exposition focusing on the 'judicial' laws of Moses, by John Wemyss (circa 1579-1636), also spelled Weemes or Weemse, a Church of Scotland minister, Hebrew scholar and exegete, and one of the first Christian writers who presented a positive argument in favor of Jews being allowed to settle in a Christian country. In his writings, Wemyss gave prominence to Hebrew and to Jewish writings, from the Midrash through the medievals to the early moderns, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Flamingo Books [Temecula, CA, U.S.A.]

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