Londini (London): 1646. Hardcover. Octavo. , 999, pp (Index). Contemporary blind-ruled calf. Raised bands. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initial. Authoritative 17th century Hebrew-Latin dictionary. Age wear on binding with front board detached but present. Tail of spine rubbed. Endpapers sunned and slightly brittled along edges. Sporadic and minor foxing and sunning throughout. Text in Latin. Binding in overall fair, interior in good condition. fair. Item #35079
Johannes Buxtorf the Elder was a 17th century Hebraist, who served as professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and known by the title "Master of the Rabbis." He was one of the most important Christian Hebraists of his day and was largely responsible for transforming Hebrew studies from an amateur hobby into an established academic discipline in the early seventeenth century. He was succeeded by his son Johannes Buxtorf the Younger, who also became a renowned professor.