SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Rotterdam, 1766
Purchased at the NY book fair 2020
Rotterdam, 1766

Small 4to. Title printed in black and red, engraved by J. Wandelaar. 12 engraved plates by J. Punt, all with very fine period hand colouring and gilt highlights done during the eighteenth century. Bound in Dutch red morocco, elaborately bordered and panelled in gilt with imperial coronets at each corner, spine in six compartments, with raised bands, morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat. Decorated in gilt, gilt edged, marbled end papers. A beautiful hand coloured copy in a period morocco binding. PROVENANCE: J.R.G. Acquit (1829-96), signature. Abraham is the common patriarch of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and some other religions. In Judaism, he is the founding father of the covenant of the pieces, the special relationship between the Hebrews and God; in Christianity, he is the prototype of all believers, Jewish or Gentile; and in Islam he is seen as a link in the chain of prophets that begins with Adam and culminates in Muhammad. Coloured plates in order: 1. Coloured Frontispiece. 2. Sara door Farao's Vorsten geschaakt. 3. t'Ziekbed Van Farao. 4. Sara Aan Abraham Wedergegeven. 5. Lot Scheidt Zich Van Abraham. 6. Melchizedech Begroet Abraham Met Geschenken. 7. Hagar Vernedert Zich Voor Sara. 8. Abraham Vergast Drie Engelen. 9. Het Speenmaal van Izaak. 10. Isaac door Abraham onderwezen. 11. Abrahams Zwaarste Geloofsproeve. 12. De Begraving Van Sara. 13. Het Sterfbed Van Abraham.