JUDAICA - HEBRAICA -- MISCHNA sive totius Hebræorum juris, rituum, antiquitatum, ac legum oralium systema, cum clarissimorum rabbinorum Maimonides & Bartenoræ commentariis integris. Lat. donavit ac notis illustr. G. Surenhusius. Amst., G. & J. Borstius, 1698-1703. 6 in 3 vols. (52), 332, (20); (24), 424, (16); (36), 384, (16); (42), 503, (13); (46), 394, (10); (48), 504, (12) pp. W. 6 engr. fronts., 9 engr. plates (4 fold.), some with explanatory text, some text-engrs. Fol. Cont. cf. w. raised bands, gilt coat of arms of 'The Soc. of Writers to the Signet' on all sides. (Binds. a bit rubbed/chafed, skilfully reinforced, lower joint vol. 3 broken, some minor foxing in places).The monumental bilingual Surenhusius edition, offering the six books (orders) of the Mishna in Hebrew text, for the first time with Latin translation in parallel columns. After each mishna follow the commentaries of Bartenora and Maimonides in Latin translation. Willem Surenhuis (1664-1729) studied Oriental languages in Groningen and afterwards at Jewish colleges in Amsterdam. In 1704 he was appointed Professor of Oriental Languages at the Amsterdam Athenaeum. Most of the plates have 8 to 16 illustrations, all with Hebrew legends.
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