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Jewish printed books
  Tanach, Amsterdam, 1705

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Unknown,

This text was prepared by William Gross:

This is the second edition of the Leusden edited Tanach to be published in Amsterdam, the first having been published in 1667 by Joseph Athias, Gross Family Collection B.030. The frontispiece is a variation of the earlier one, being simply a reworking of the previous illustrated page using the same elements. This volume is the Five Books of Moses only. In addition to the illustrated title page at the beginning of the volume for the entire Tanach, there is another illustrated page before the Torah. This page, as the previous title page, is copied from that in the earlier 1667 edition.
Second edition with additions, of the Bible published by Rabbi Joseph Attias originally in the year 1660, together with Calvinist theologian Johan Lesden, Amsterdam [Utrecht] 1705. Latin endorsements from academic scholars in the Netherlands (Leiden, Franeker, Utrecht, Groningen, Harderwijk, Deventer). Long Latin introduction by Everardo van Hoocht. Two cover pages in Latin, one with a handsome woodcarved engraving of the Tablets and the Ark, the second in red ink. This is an especially important edition, it’s the Ur-type for all modern editions of the Tanach printed after it. First volume has Torah and the first prophets.
[26]; 333 p. 22 cm Commentator: Everardo van der Hooght; Compiler: Johannes Leusden

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Athias, Joseph ben Abraham Printing House in Amsterdam (1634/35–1700)
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{"1703":"Joseph Athias (c.1635 \u2013 1700) was born in Spain, and via Portugal and Germany, eventually reached Amsterdam. His father, Jorge Mendez de Castro, had been burned alive at an auto-de-f\u00e9 in Cordova in 1665. At the age of 23, in 1658 Athias opened a Hebrew print-shop (in the same year as Uri Phoebus establish his press) which would be active into the 18th C. A proficient businessman, Athias was able to establish commercial ties with bookmen in Holland and elsewhere. He was the first Jewish printer to be accepted, in 1661, as a member of the Amsterdam Bookprinters Guild.Among the markets addressed by Joseph Athias, in contrast to other Hebrew printers of that time, was the printing of books for the non-Jewish market, a market with enhanced business prospects."}
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