Psalterium harmonicum, Ebraicè, Græcè, Latinè, & Germanicè.
Gift of Jon Lindseth.
Elias Hutter (1553–1609), professor of Hebrew, produced various polyglot versions of Biblical texts. In this 1602 book, bound in blind-tooled pigskin, he presents the Psalms in transliterated Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and German, with each language requiring separate typefaces. The numerous diacritical marks used in Hebrew and Greek required typefounders to cast fonts containing a large number of sorts.
From the collection of Rare Book School