Bibliotheca Schultensiana. Johann Jacob SCHULTENS.
“A PASSIONATE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT COLLECTOR” — VROLIJK & LEEUWAN

Bibliotheca Schultensiana.

Leiden, for H. Mostert [1780].

8vo. [vi], 615p. Roman, Black Letter, italic, Hebrew and Greek types, divisional title.

Contemporary Dutch red-dyed pigskin backed marbled paper boards (rubbed, front panel with paper loss), UNCUT.

A LEIDEN BOOKSELLER’S COPY. Professor of eastern languages and theology at Leiden for nearly three decades, Schultens amassed a private collection of over 12,000 titles — almost as large as the University library. In Arabic, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hebrew and Latin, well more than half of Schulten’s books deal with the comparative study of the Abrahamic religions, systematic theology, Protestant doctrine, biblical commentary, textual criticism and church history. Philology, ancient history, Dutch literature, Greek and Latin classics and public and private library catalogs make up the rest. TWENTY INCUNABLES AND EARLY PRINTED BOOKS, INCLUDING ILLUMINATED COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM, AND ONE HUNDRED ARABIC, HEBREW, PERSIAN AND TURKISH MANUSCRIPTS CLOSE THE SALE. Leiden University acquired eighty of the manuscripts, which was the library’s largest acquisition in the field in over a century. In good condition (somewhat foxed, two quires heavily so, last leaves dampstained in the lower margin). this copy is priced throughout in contem-porary manuscript, likely for or by Leiden printer and bookseller Dirk II Haak, who signed the title.
¶Vrolijk & Leeuwen, Arabic Studies in the Netherlands: A Short History in Portraits, 1580-1950 tr. Hamilton 79-82; Blogie, Répertoire des catalogues de ventes IV: 30; STCN 241214483.

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