Reader, Writer, Ruminator. And Also, Alliterator (sometimes).
17th Century Bible Concordance
I was recently lucky enough to be allowed to examine a 17th century Bible concordance. The main language is German, but it also contains a lot of Latin and Hebrew, each language having its own distinctive typeface. A paper insert states that “This book was edited by M. Friederich Lancfishen and published at Leipzig and Franchfurth by Johann Heinrich Richtern in 1688. It was printed before the invention of the cylinder type press, from a wooden press which operated on the screw principle.”
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The patron of the book, the “most serene prince and lord, Lord Frederick, Duke of Saxony.” According to the signature, this artwork was created by J. Sandrart, who actually has his own [short] Wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joachim_von_Sandrart
The inscription under the image on the cover says: “Sic pereant omnes ini mici tui domine psal.” This seems to be a quote from Judges 5:31: “So may all your enemies perish, O Lord!”