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    [Bible - Chronicles]. Targum shel Divrei ha-Yamin. Paraphrasis Chaldaica I [-II]. Libri Chronicorum... Augsburg, 1680 & 1683.

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    [Bible - Targum on Chronicles]. [Matthais Friderich Beck, editor and translator] [Aramaic and Latin]. [Hebrew Title:] Targum shel Divrei ha-Yamin. Paraphrasis Chaldaica I. [and II.] Libri Chronicorum... Augsburg: Jacob Koppmayer for Gottlieb Göbel, 1680 and 1683.

    First editions. Two volumes in one. Quarto. a-b4, c2, A-2R4; )(4, A-3C4, 3D5. [Lacks 3D6, blank] [20]. 299, [21]; 384, [17] pages. Title pages in red and black with woodcut vignettes signed by Melchior Haffner. Head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials. Contemporary vellum, lightly soiled, title in old hand and paper label remnant on spine, minor chipping on spine, edges speckled blue, old institutional stamps on first title page, single institutional stamps on page 33 of first volume and last page of second volume; missing front free endpaper, minor paper loss to rear free endpaper, occasional soiling, else a very good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    "The editio princeps of the Targum on Chronicles. Printed from an Erfurt manuscript." - Darlow and Moule.

    "No Targum to this book (Chronicles) was known to exist until the appearance of the Polyglot Bibles. It was first published, in a somewhat incomplete form, in 1680-83.... This Targum is essentially a literal rendering of the Hebrew original, although midrashic amplifications are also employed... The date of the Targum may be surmised from the translation of geographical names, as well as their rendering into modern forms. The final redaction of the Erfurt manuscript has been assigned to the eight century..." -Encyclopedia Judaica IV, 849-50.               

    VD17 12:145401Y & VD17 39:127719K.  Darlow & Moule 2416. Vinograd, Augsburg, 19.

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