CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
Leaf from the London Polyglot Bible (O.T)
The fourth and most accurate of the great polyglots edited by Dr. Brain Walton. One of the first English books to be sold by subscription (10). Nine hundred orders were received during the first two months. This leaf from the Old Testament contains the text in Hebrew; Latin Vulgate; the Greek Septuangint; the Chaldee Parapharse; the Syriac and Arabic versions, each with a Latin translation. The type characters for the nine languages used in this Bible were all of English make. It was the typographical achievement of the century, and for it Charles II made Roycroft the King's Printer of Oriental languages.
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
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44.3 x 28 cm
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Original Leaves from Famous Bibles
England - London
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