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Title Biblia sacra polyglotta, complectentia textus originales, Hebraicum, cum Pentateucho Samaritano, Chaldaicum, Graecum, Arabicae, Aethiopicae, Persicae, Vulg. Lat. quicquid comparari poterat. Cum textuum, & versionum orientalium translationibus Latinis : ex vertustissimis Mss. undique conquistis, optimisque exemplaribus impressis, summa fide collatis. Quae in prioribus Editionibus deerant suppleta. Multa antehac inedita, de novo adjecta. Omnia e ordine disposita, ut textis cum versionibus uno intuitu conserri possint. Cum apparatu, appendicibus, tabulis, variis lectionibus, annotationibus, indicibus, &c. Opus totum in sex Tomos tribitum. / edidit Brianus Waltonus, S.T.D.

Published Londini : Imprimebat Thomas Roycroft, 1657.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/RB  44E/1  v.1    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/RB  44E/2  v.2    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/RB  44E/3  v.3    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/RB  44E/4  v.4    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/RB  44E/5  v.5    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/RB  44E/6  v.6    NOT FOR LOAN
Uniform title Bible. Polyglot. Walton. 1657.
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description 6 volumes, [folded plates] : illustrations ; maps, frontis., portrait ; 46 cm
Notes Compiled over four years.
This work was one of the first books to be published by subscription.
Added engraved title page, maps and plans by Wenceslas Hollar. Frontispiece to vol. 1 contains a portrait of Bishop Walton by Pierre Lombard.
Collective title page in red and black in first volume.
Decorative initial letters.
List of subscribers includes John Selden and Thomas Fairfax.
Alternative title: "S. S. Biblia polyglotta."
Each volume has special title page: vol. 1 is undated ; vol. 2 is dated 1655 ; vol. 3 1656 ; vols. 4-5 and Appendix, 1657.
Includes index.
Contains the 'Loyalist', post Restoration preface.
Vol. 6 contains critical essays, appendices, tables, variant readings, anotations and indexes. Vol. 1 contains Walton's prefaces, essays, maps, plans and the prolegomena.
First edition published in 1655.
Wing B2797.
ESTC R36584.
Custodial history Copy of this book in the Rare Books collection is from the library of Canon George Herbert Box, 1869-1933; Professor of Hebrew at King's College, London. UkLU-K.
Language notes In nine languages. Parallel texts in Vulgate Latin, Arabic, Aramaic (the Targun Onkelos), Ethiopic, Greek (the Septuagint), Hebrew, Persian and Syriac (the Peshitta) ; editorial matter in Latin.
Local note SpC/RB copy is part of the George McArthur bequest
Other author Walton, Brian, 1600-1661.
Roycroft, Thomas, -1677, printer.
Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677, engraver.
Lombart, Pierre, 1612-1682, engraver.
Subject Bible. Polyglot. London. 1657.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Semitic languages -- Early works to 1800.
Variant Title S.S. Biblia polyglotta.
Local donor McArthur, George, 1842-1903. Donor.