Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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LOT 31:

The Hebrew Bible - Bereshit and Shemot – New York, 1815 - The First Hebrew Bible Printed in New York and One of the ...

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The Hebrew Bible - Bereshit and Shemot – New York, 1815 - The First Hebrew Bible Printed in New York and One of the First Bibles Printed in America - Ceased in the Midst of Printing
The Hebrew Bible; from the edition of Everardo van der Hooght, Bereshit and Shemot (until Chapter 14, Verse 16 - Parshat Beshalach). Published by Whiting & Watson, NY, 1815. Hebrew, with an English introduction by the publisher and a Latin introduction by Everardo van der Hooght. Parts 1-2 (no other parts were printed).
One volume, composed of Bereshit and a part of Shemot, with vowels and te'amim. Originally, this volume was supposed to be part of a complete Bible in 16 issues, but in the end, other parts of the series were never printed. The main reason that the printing ceased was due to the simultaneous publishing of a complete Bible by Thomas Dobson (the first Hebrew Bible printed in the US), which preceded this edition only by a few months.
This book in the first Hebrew Bible printed in NY and the third appearance of any part of the Bible in Hebrew in America (only the Dobson edition and the Hebrew psalter preceded this edition).
A paper note (in English) is pasted on the front binding of the volume with details of prices for ordering various bindings for the book.
[3] leaves, 41, 112 pages, 22.5 cm. Cardboard binding. The Hebrew part has uncut sheets. Good-fair condition. Stains (dark dampstains to front binding and to first leaves). Damaged binding, with stains and tears (some open tears) to spine. Ancient ownership inscription on the back endpaper.
Goldman 5.

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