Leaf From the Book of Prophets

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From a Hebrew bible. The books of the Major Prophets, joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings, printed in Hebrew by Robert Estienne (Stephanus) son and successor of Henri Estienne, at Paris in 1544. In studying the progress of printing in Europe it must not be forgotten that, besides the innumerable roman and gothic typefaces in use, two other alphabets, the Greek and the Hebrew, engaged the printers' attention, and the great demand for Hebrew books, coincident with the Renaissance of learning, supported at least one Hebrew press in every important printing center. Robert Estienne, however, because of his great learning, and the reputation of his printing house, received the appointment of the King's Printer in all three languages. The black opulent characters here employed stand out in strong relief, forming a page of singular beauty.

Title: Leaf From the Book of Prophets

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Publisher: 1544

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Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Ephemera

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