Folger bibliographic ID: 221069
Darlow & Moule: 1445
Wing number: B2797
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Folger holdings ID: 250560
"The fourth and latest of the great Polyglots; known as the London, or Walton's Polyglot. Though less sumptuously printed than the Antwerp and Paris Bibles, this is the most accurate and best equipped of the great Polyglots. ... This polyglot was one of the earliest publications printed by subscription in England"--Darlow & Moule, 1445 Texts in Vulgate Latin, Arabic, Aramaic (the Targum Onkelos), Ethiopic, Greek (the Septuagint), Hebrew, Persian, and Syriac (the Peshitta); editorial matter in Latin. The Ethiopic and Persian translations are here published for the first time in a polyglot The preface exists in two states, a "republican" version (printed under the Commonwealth) and a "loyal" version (printed after the Restoration). The loyal version barely mentions the Protector ("Inter hos effusiere bonitate labores nostros prosecuti sunt") and in the list of names following, uses the honorifics "Serenissimus", "Illustrissimus", and "Honoratiss." on the penultimate page of the preface. Some copies also contain a 2-leaf dedication to Charles II Engraved port. in v. 1 states that the work was begun in 1653 and completed in 1657. According to Darlow & Moule, printing began in 1653, but the first volume was not completed until 1654; one of the pieces in the 6th v. is dated Jan. 1658 The 1st v. contains Walton's preface, essays, a plan, and the prolegomena; the Biblical text begins after the 1st special title page: Bibliorum sacrorum tomus primus Main title page in each v. dated 1657; vols. 2-5 have colophons dated 1655, 1656, 1657 and 1657 respectively Engraved frontispiece port. of Walton signed: Lombart sculpsit; engraved title page signed: I. Webb, inv.; W. Hollar fecit
v. 1. Prolegomena, Genesis-Deuteronomium (title page dated 1657) -- v. 2. Josue-Esther (colophon dated 1655) -- v. 3. Job-Malachius (colophon dated 1666) -- v. 4
Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 2009-2010. Imagining China
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Extended title: Biblia Sacra polyglotta : complectentia textus originales, Hebraicum, cum Pentateucho Samaritano, Chaldaicum, Graecum, versionumque antiquarum, Samaritanae, Graecae LXXII interp., Chaldaicae, Syriacae, Arabicae, Aethiopicae, Persicae, Vulg. Lat. : quicquid comparari poterat : cum textuum, & versionum Orientalium translationibus Latinis ex vetustissimis mss. undique conquisitis ... cum apparatu, appendicibus, tabulis, variis lectionibus, annotationibus, indicibus, & c : opus totum in sex tomos tributum / edidit Brianus VValtonus, S.T.D
Alternate titles: London polyglot, Walton's polyglot, Bibliorum Sacrorum tomus ..., S.S. Biblia polyglotta ...
printer: Roycroft, Thomas, -1677
artist: Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677
printmaker: Lombart, Pierre, 1612-1682
printmaker: Webb, I.