Oratio Dominica In Diversas Omnium Fere Gentium Linguas Versa Et Propriis cujusque Linguae Characteribus Expressa, Una cum Dissertationibus nonnullis de Linguarum Origine, variisque ipsarum permutationibus. AND: Dissertationes ex occasione Sylloges Orationum Dominicarum scriptae Ad Joannem Chamberlaynium. (2 vols. in 1)
Amstelaedami, Typis Guilielmi & Davidis Goerei., 1715. (24), 94, (6); (2), 156 pp. and 2 fold-out leaves with engraved plates; 4 leaves loose; some browning and a few weak foxing spots and small stains, a few contemp. marks in ink, tiny clean tear in last leaf vol. I; in all internally good . Modern leather and flyleaves; red edges. Fascinating collection of Domincal orations reflecting the condition of Oriental printing at the time. Except from hebrew and a some other languages the verses in not-latin characters in this book were reproduced and printed from copper-engravings: 8 versions were directly printed from exotic type, and 20 versions engraved. With 2 fold-out engraved plates showing resp. all Chinese characters for the Oratio Dominica, made up by Jacob Gole 'ex museo' - from the collection of Hadrianus Reelandus; and the same for Javanese, made up by David Wilkins and engraved by Balth. Ruyter, Amsterdam. In his introduction to Vol. I Wilkins gives an account of the provenance of each version; thus was the 2nd Malayan version written down by the thirteen year old Cornelia Valtentijn, daughter of the wellknown author. (Smitskamp). Name of old owner on title-p. Good and complete copy.
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