General subject of the book
The book „Der Tempel Salomonis“ was written by Christoph Semler, a theologian, astronomer and educationist who founded the first German secondary school, and was published at Halle, 1718. It contains information about the architecture and inventory of the temple of Salomonis (the walls, front courts, halls, gates, holy vessels…).
Organization of the book
The book is divided into four parts, which treats the same text but in four different languages, Greek, Hebrew, Latin and German. There are a lot of illustrations, often over a whole page which show the inventory of the temple. Additionally, there is an alphabetic organized list of things you can find in the temple of Salomonis. At the end, you can find foldable plans.
Size of the book
The book measures 185mm x 215mm x 35mm, which makes it a Crown Octavo (O) according to the traditional standard format. The cover is made out of leader and wood.
Total number of pages and illustrations
Each part of the book has 97 pages and probably an illustration on every third page.