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    Hooper, George. An Inquiry Into The State Of The Ancient Measures, The Attick, the Roman, And Especially the Jewish. With An Appendix, Concerning our old English Money, and Measures of Content. London: R. Knaplock, 1721. Krown &Spellman retail: $350. 8vo. [24],475,[1]pp. Old panelled calf, rebacked, covers loose, stains from old tape repair to inner margin of t.p. and last leaf. Head- and tail-pieces. First Edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Hooper (1640-1727) bishop of Bath & Wells, "He had an insatiable thirst for knowledge of all sorts; he was a good classical scholar, a mathematician of quite the first rank in his day, and a proficient in philosophy and in Greek and Latin antiquities. Under Dr. (Edward) Pocock he became not only a good Hebrew and Syriac scholar, but also 'a compleat master of the Arabic tongue, the knowledge of which he made great use of to expound several obscure passages of the Old Testament' (Prowse)."

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