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Biblia Sacra polyglotta (edited by Brian Walton) London: Thomas Roycroft, 1657 (volume II colophon 1655, volume III colophon 1656) folio Ref: D. + M. 1446 Wing B-2797 Rumball-Petre, Rose Bibles, 50. The Bible in the Lilly Library. 32

See #4 #328 A + B #563 #516

Copy: Stanford, HEHL KC1657 B5F NUMERI. O.T. Numbers Cap XXII, 12->24 p. 645-6 my leaf is Oooo^3 (of 4) Tom. I. Engraved portrait of Walton by P. Lombat. engraved title page, double page maps + plans by W. Hollar

The 4th + last of the great polyglots, known as the London or Walton's Polyglot. The Hebrew, Syriac, Samaritan, Arabic + Ethiopic types were especially cut for this ed.; other languages include Persian, Chaldee, Greek + Latin. The Ethiopic + Persian languages are here added for the 1st time in a complete Polyglot Bible. There were 2 issues of the Preface called respectively "Republican" + "Royal". In the latter, the assistance of Oliver Cromwell in allowing the paper for the work to be imprinted free of duty is not mentioned.

generally considered the most accurate of the so-called 4 great polyglots (Plantin 1569-72, Paris 1629-45, Complutensian)

The frontispiece opposite vol I's engraged title page is a portrait of Walton seated in his study at his desk, c his source texts at hand.

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This was the 2nd book in England to be published by subscription, the 1st being John Minsheus Guide into Tongues, a dictionary in eleven languages, printed in 1617. For a work of this nature, it went through the press in the remarkably short space of 4 years. The exotic founts employed appear to have furnished by the 4 English type founders nominated under the Star Chamber decree. Thomas Roycroft - printer in London -> 1651-77.

- was also the printer of the handsome ed. of the classics published & edited by John Ogilby.

- his printing house was destroyed in the Fire of London.

- he became Master of the Stationers' Co. in 1675 & was allowed to assume the title "Orientalium Typographus Regius".

- died Aug. 10, 1677 & was buried in the church of St. Bartholomew the Great.

The chief editor Brian Walton (1600-1661) who was made bishop of Chester (1660-61) after the Restoration, began works on the project in 1647 after having studied Oriental languages at Oxford. Eventually many scholars collaborated on the project including John Lightfoot (1602-75) & James Ussher (1581-1656). Among the preforatory materials are charts on biblical weights & measures. descriptions of the 2nd temple & a "Sacred Chronology" which computes the dates of major historical & biblical events "ab orbe condito."

HEHL #112956 Vol. 1

- all non Latin texts are accompanied by a Latin translation.

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573 Pirages [inserted] (P. Barber Boston) [end inserted] McMinnville, Oregon Sept. '02 $65

(Rembertus Dodonaeus) Rembert Dodoens (1517-1585) Florum et coronariarum odoratarumque nonnulanum herbariem historia. Altera editio. Antverpiae: Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1569. 8^0/Hunt. 104

See #52 #289

Ref: Nissen 514 Pritzel 2347 Voet 1098 Adams 715 Copy: British Library, Cambridge, UL Ghent, RL Brussels N.Y. Botanical Garden. Univ. of Kansas Libraries, Missouri Botanical Garden Chrysanth. Perunianum - p. 307, 8 V^2 Epilogus. - p. 308. 32 lines - one of the earliest treatises on garden flowers. 1st edition 1568 - revised edition 1569. An account of ornamental + fragrant plants. The wood blocks were made by Pieter van dee --> c. 1540-1608 Borcht. On p. 205, one of the earliest representations is given of a tulip. (see Krelage p. 453 c illustration) On p. 306-7, the 1st description + representation of the Peruvian sunflower Heliantus annus or as called by Doddens the Chrysanthemum Perunianum

Voct #1098 1569

(164x100 [127]) [inserted] length of type area mm [end inserted]: A-V^8: pp. 1-309 (= for 311), [312-320] (Errors: 113 for 123, 308-309 for 310-311) 312-316: Index (on 2 columns) (109) woodcuts representing plants. The larger part of the illustrations of the 1568 ed. have been used again, in all 103 woodcuts. Have not been retaken: the 4 illust. figuring in the 1568 ed. on pp. 301, 302, 304 + 306. The illust. of p. 167 has been replaced by a new one. Have been added: the 5 illust. on pp. 54, 112, 173, 185, 258. The illust. on p. 165 has been re-arranged

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