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Author Name    POCOCKE, EDWARD.

Title   The Theological Works of the Learned Dr. Pocock, Sometime Professor of the Hebrew and Arabick Tongues, in the University of Oxford, and Canon of Christ Church: Containing His Porta Mosis, and English Commentaries on Hosea, Joel, Micah, and Malachi. To which is prefixed, An Account of his Life and Writings, never before printed; with the Addition of a New General Index to the Commentaries.

Binding   Leather

Book Condition   Vol. 1 is bound contemporary paneled calf in blind with raised bands and tan morocco title label, leather splitting at hinges but covers still well attached by all cords, top 1.5cm of spine chipped away, 2cm piece chipped from bottom of spine, worn through leather at corners, corners bumped, rubbed and scuffed, red speckled page edges, inside hinges with strips of old hand-made paper pasted over them, small light dampstain in bottom margin of most pages, 2 light dampstains in outer margin of Com. on Joel. Vol. 2 newly rebound in full modern paneled calf in blind with raised bands and title label to match vol. 1, red speckled page edges, new endpapers, circular library duplicate stamp on title page, lower half of title page and following half-title page are backed on rag paper as is the lower fourth of the final leaf, large water stain bottom third of title pages that extends through the book but getting lighter and smaller.

Type   Book

Size   folio

Highlights    Very nice copperplate of Pococke at frontispiece; floor plan of temple in Comm. on Joel (between Lll2 & Mmm1). Text set in double columns. 1740

Location Published   London: Printed for the Editor, and Sold by R. Gosling, at the Mitre and Crown in Fleet-Street.

Book Number   16749

Pococke's scarce Commentaries on Hosea, Joel, Micah & Malachi, along with his Porta Mosis, London, 1740
2 vols. Folio


POCOCKE, EDWARD. The Theological Works of the Learned Dr. Pocock, Sometime Professor of the Hebrew and Arabick Tongues, in the University of Oxford, and Canon of Christ Church: Containing His Porta Mosis, and English Commentaries on Hosea, Joel, Micah, and Malachi. To which is prefixed, An Account of his Life and Writings, never before printed; with the Addition of a New General Index to the Commentaries. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. [& II] By Leonard Twells, M.A. Rector of the United Parishes of St. Matthew's, Friday-Street, and St. Peter's Cheap, and Prebendary of St. Paul's, London. London: Printed for the Editor, and Sold by R. Gosling, at the Mitre and Crown in Fleet-Street. MDCCXL. [1740] Folio.

Vol. 1 is bound contemporary paneled calf in blind with raised bands and tan morocco title label, leather splitting at hinges but covers still well attached by all cords, top 1.5cm of spine chipped away, 2cm piece chipped from bottom of spine, worn through leather at corners, corners bumped, rubbed and scuffed, red speckled page edges, inside hinges with strips of old hand-made paper pasted over them, small light dampstain in bottom margin of most pages, 2 light dampstains in outer margin of Com. on Joel. Vol. 2 newly rebound in full modern paneled calf in blind with raised bands and title label to match vol. 1, red speckled page edges, new endpapers, circular library duplicate stamp on title page, lower half of title page and following half-title page are backed on rag paper as is the lower fourth of the final leaf, large water stain bottom third of title pages that extends through the book but getting lighter and smaller. Very nice copperplate of Pococke at frontispiece; floor plan of temple in Comm. on Joel (between Lll2 & Mmm1). Text set in double columns.

Collation, Vol I: frontispiece, title leaf, dedication leaf, a-b2, B-Y2, A-Eeee2; B-Ccccc2. Vol. II: title leaf, half title leaf, A-8X2, 8Y1, 8Z1, 9A-9K2. Pagination, Vol. I: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (1) blank, [i]-iv preface, (4) subscribers, [1]-84, Life of Pococke; (1) half-title Porta Mosis, (1) blank, [iii]-viii præfatio, 9-125 Porta Mosis, (1) blank, (1) half-title Appendix Notarum Misc., (1) blank, 129-283 Notæ Misc., (1) blank, (12) indexes; (1) half-title Comm. Micah, (1) imprimatur, (1) dedication, [iv]-xi preface, (1) authors cited, 1-100 Comm. Micah; (1) half-title Comm. Malachi, (1) blank, (2) dedication, 105-206 Comm. Malachi; (1) half-title Comm. Joel, (1) imprimatur, (1) dedication, (2) preface, (1) key to drawing, (2) inserted plate with floor plan on recto, 213-363 Comm Joel, (1) table Joel. Vol. II: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) half-title Hosea, (1) blank, (2) dedication, (1) preface, 1-721 Hosea, (1) blank, (2) Bernard's Letter, 829 [i.e. 729]-755pp, (1) chart, (11) tables of Hebrew words, text index & general index.

Edward Pocock (Pococke) (1604-1691) Orientalist, professor of Arabic at Oxford, 1636-40; was in Constantinople to seek for manuscripts, 1637-40... "He was one of the foremost orientalists in his day. His works are numerous and valuable. His Theological Works were first published with a Life by the editor, Leonard Twells (2 vols., London, 1740). They embrace Porta Mosis (a Latin translation of Maimonides' six discourses prefatory to his commentary upon the Mishna, 1655), Commentaries on Hosea (1685), Joel (1691), Micah and Malachi (1677), and a Latin treatise upon ancient weights and measures. The commentaries formed part of Fell's projected commentary upon the entire Old Testament. They are heavy and prolix, but learned. Pocock took a prominent part in Walton's Polyglot, furnished the collations of the Arabic Pentateuch, and was consulted by Walton at every step."--New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl. IX:99. Spurgeon quotes: "Orme says Pocock was 'one of the finest Oriental scholars, and certainly the first Arabic scholar of his age.' His book is a treasury filled with the products of laborious research."--Commenting & Commentaries p190.
(16749)

18th Century Books, Biblical Studies, Leather Bindings, Church of England, Commentaries--OT, Commentaries--Hosea, Commentaries--Joel, Commentaries--Minor Prophets

Price = 1250.00 USD



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