Hierozoicon, sive bipertitum opus de animalibus Scripturae by Samuel Bochart, Cornelium Boutesteyn & Jordanum Luchtmans printing, Roycrft printing. Two parts in one volume. London, 1663 Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. First Edition. Magnificent copy with original parchment cover.
The first edition of the important and thorough book of the French scholar Samuel Bochart (1599-1667), which characterizes the animals mentioned in the Bible based on a variety of ancient sources: the Bible, Near Eastern literature and Greek and Latin sources. The book is a cornerstone of the many zoological studies written in the centuries after its publication to this day.
 pages, 1094 columns,  pages, 888 columns,  pages. 39 cm. Original parchment cover with embossing. Thick leaves. Elevated straps. Few stains. general condition good - very good.