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Censored copy of works on the language of the Holy Scripture by the orientalist Johannes Drusius

DRUSIUS, Johannes.
Opuscula quae ad Grammaticam spectant, omnia, in unum volumen compacta.
Franeker, Gilles van den Rade, 1609.
(2) DRUSIUS, Johannes. De litteris mosche vechaleb libri duo.
Franeker, Gillis van den Rade, 1608.
(3) DRUSIUS, Johannes (junior). Lachrymae, Iohannis Drusii Iunioris, tribus carminum generibus expressae, in obitum illustriss. et incomparabilis Heroïs Josephi Scaligeri.
Franeker, Gillis van den Rade, 1609.
. 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Each title-page with a woodcut vignette (ad 1 and 2 the same, ad 3 different) and with some woodcut decorated initials (3 series). The text is set in roman and Hebrew type. Contemporary limp vellum, with the author and title in manuscript on the spine, remnants of ties. [8], "152" [= 160]; 55, [1 blank]; [8] pp.
€ 6,000
Ad 1: Re-issue under a joint title of two works on the Hebrew and other languages of the Holy Scripture by the Franeker professor and orientalist Johannes Drusius (1550-1616). Drusius had first published these works for the benefit of his students in Franeker where he was a professor of Oriental languages from 1585 onwards.
Apparently the book was purchased and bound in Italy, where an initial censor first made certain sentences illegible by crossing them out in brown ink, due to the heterodoxy of the author.
Ad 2: Third, much enlarged, edition by Johannes Drusius on Hebrew orthography, edited by his son Johannes Junior (1588-1609), who died in the year of the work's publication at an early age. The work is dedicated to Guilielmus Thornus - better known as William Turner (1509/10-1568), an English "divine" (early clergy of the Church of England), reformer, physician, and natural historian.
Ad 3: Mourning the death of the famous Leiden professor in Oriental languages Josephus Scaliger in three poems, each written using different kinds of verse and printed using Hebrew type.
With a manuscript annotation on the front board, remnants of two lables on the front paste-down, some contemporary ink and later pencil annotations on the recto of the first free flyleaf, some contemporary brown ink annotations on the title-page (about the author and his work being condemned, the work has been expunged (censured) - "Auctoris damnati opus cum expun. patione permit sum." and "expurgado"), and with the start of the preface of ad 1 censured with brown ink. The binding is slightly dust soiled, the front hinge is broken, very slight foxing throughout, and a wormhole in the inner margin of ad 1 p. 109 - ad 2 p. 22. Otherwise in good condition. Ad 1: NNBW 1, cols. 753-7; Simoni p. 173; STCN 840508921 (11 copies); USTC 1029085; Ad 2: Simoni, p. 173; STCN 840508956 (13 copies); USTC 102908; Ad 3: NNBW 1, col. 757; Simoni, p. 176; STCN 84050909X (11 copies); USTC 1029087 & 1547954.
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