(D. Heinsius), Operum Historicorum Collectio Prima (Secunda) (T.3h variant of TTP), 8vo

8vo: A–Y8 Z4 [$5 (–A1, –Z3, –Z4)]/180 leaves = pp. [24] (1.)–(336.)
167308 – a1 A2 de$ca : a2 B2 ,$bonis 167308 – b1 B4 ition: b2 Z2 es$co
'Isaac' 'Hercules', alias of Jan Rieuwertsz Sr
Amsterdam (‘in ’t Martelaarsboek’, ‘Dirk van Assensteegh’)

The octavo volume variant T.3h boisterously claims to contain a two-part edition of the Operum historicum collectio (Collection of the Historical Works) of the noted Leiden classicist and university librarian Daniel Heinsius, who died in 1655. Intriguingly, it is documented that Spinoza knew his son of Nicolaas (the Elder) personally.

Note that, like also the T.3s variant does, the title-page of Philosophia S. Scripturae interpres bills the latter work as the augmented sequel to the so-called Operum historicorum collectio: ‘Editio Secunda, priori editione multo emendatior & auctior’.


Anonymous, fictitious title, 8vo, same as T.3v but with new title-page, fictitious publisher/printer (‘Isaac Hercules’), set together with: (Lodewijk Meyer), Philosophia S. Scripturae interpres.

One print run with correction of typeset errors based on intermediate source T.1.

Latin, bold unpointed Hebrew script, occasionally Dutch (fraktur typeface, pp. 83 and 229). Explanatory footnotes in Latin and Hebrew in external margins (italics, keyed with typographical symbols). Undistinguished movable roman type.

  • V-shaped floral vignette on title-page, woodcut;
  • 2 ornamented (acanthus) initials (S, P);
  • 19 simple initials (woodcuts);
  • Sig. B2r, tailpiece (rosette), 34x42 mm. Also in all other variants of the third octavo edition.