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DIEU, Lodewijk de (1590-1642)

[OLD TESTAMENT] Animadversiones in Veteris Testamenti libros omnes

: in quibus ex Chaldæorum Targumim, & Syrorum, & Arabum & aliorum versionibus, ut & Hebræorum commentariis, & recentiorum observationibus, difficiliora quaeq́[ue] loca illustrantur, & diligenti collatione habita explicantur. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] : Ex Officinâ Bonaventurae & Abrahami Elzevir. Acad. Typograph, 1648. Quarto (210 x 170 mm), contemporary full vellum over boards, spine with manuscript title; edges stained blue; title-page in red and black (old repair to lower corner) with engraved vignette; pp. [8], 745, [23]; decorative headpieces and initials; text in Latin (with comparative passages in Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and Greek); occasional browning and light spotting, otherwise very clean throughout, an excellent copy.

Lodewijk (Louis) de Dieu (1590-1642) was a Dutch Protestant minister. A brilliant linguist, he was also a leading orientalist of his time. He was educated at Leiden, where he was regent of the Walloon College during his later years. His Animadversiones in Veteris Testamenti is a critical and exegetical commentary on the books of the Old Testament. It was printed in Leiden by Bonaventure and Abraham Elzevir.