Books on display - Queens' Old Library

Catalogue of the books from the exhibition

First Rabbinic Bible (Mikra’ot Gedolot, ‘Great Scriptures’ i.e. Hebrew Bible with Targum and commentaries), vol. 1 of 4, Venice, Daniel Bomberg: 1517

The Tyndale Bible, ‘Matthew’ Bible, London, 1549 reprint of 1537 edition

Ḥamishah ḥumshe Torah (chumash), Genoa, Kepha Eylon: 1617

Complutensian Polyglot Bible, Alcalá de Henares, 1520

Adriaan Reland, Palaestina ex Monumentis veteribus Illustrata, Utrecht, 1714

Johannes Buxtorf, Synagogua Judaica , Basel: Ludwig König, 1641

Judah ha-Levi (1075-1141), Sepher ha-Kuzari (Book of the Khazars), ed. by Joan de Gara, Venice, 1594

Nahmanides (1194-1270), Bi’ur al ha-Torah (or Perush al ha-Torah, Commentary on the Pentateuch), Venice, 1544

Naphtali Margoliouth (Joseph Conrad Otto), Grammatica Hebraea, Nuremburg, 1605

Moses ben Jacob of Coucy (first half of 13th century), Sepher Mitzvot Gadol (Great Book of Commandments), Venice, Daniel Bomberg: 1522

Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides), Mishnayot (i.e. Explanations) with commentary by Bartenura, Venice: 1586

David Kimhi (1160-1235), Sepher Mikhlol (Book of Completeness), ed. by Elias Levita, Venice, Daniel Bomberg: 1544

Juda h ibn Tibbon, Physica Hebraea (Ruaḥ ha-Ḥen), edited by Johann Isaac Levita, Cologne: Jacobus Soter, 1555

John Selden, De successionibus ad Leges Ebræorum, Leiden, 1638

Johann Reuchlin, De accentibus et orthographia hebræorum, Haguenau, Thomas Anshelm: 1518

Sebastian Münster, Institutiones grammaticae in Hebraeam linguam, Basel, 1524

Johann Reuchlin, De arte cabalistica, Basel, 1587 (first printed 1491), bound with other kabbalistic works by Reuchlin, Paulus Ricius, Leon Hebreo, and Johann Pistorius

Simon Ockley, Introductio ad linguas orientales, Cambridge, 1706

Syriac New Testament, Antwerp 1575

George Phillips, The Elements of Syriac Grammar, Cambridge, 1837

Herbert M.J. Loewe, Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Hebrew character collected and bequeathed to Trinity College Library by the late William Aldis Wright, Cambridge, 1926

❧ Claudius Ptolemy (c. 150 CE), Geographia Universalis, Basel, 1559

Wilhelm Schickard, Horologium Hebraeum, Frankfurt, 1651

Sebastian Münster, Hokhmat ha-Mazalot (Wisdom of the Stars), or Kalendarium Hebraicum, Basel, 1527

Isaac Newton, Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended, The System of the World, Optical Lectures, and Universal Arithmetic , London, 1728


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