New York: Harper & Brothers, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. 233 p. Edited and Translated by Moses Hadas. New York: Published for The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning by Harper & Brothers, 1951. First edition thus. A Hellenistic work of the 2nd century BCE, the Letter of Aristeas describes the Greek translation of the Hebrew Law by seventy-two interpreters sent into Egypt from Jerusalem at the request of the librarian of Alexandria, resulting in the Septuagint translation. Part of the Jewish Apocryphal Literature series, with the original Greek printed opposite the English translation. Octavo. Original cloth binding, with burgundy and gilt titles. Ink signature to the front flyleaf. The dust jacket is price-clipped and somewhat edgeworn, with a small ink price stamp to the front flap; otherwise very good. Very Good / Very Good. Item #55340

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