Halle im Magdeburgischen: im Verlag der Waysenhausischen Buchhandlung, 1745. Later edition. Hardcover. 12mo. , 288pp (Text in German), pp (Text in Hebrew). Original full vellum. All edges red. Title page in red and black lettering. Publisher's engraved vignette on title. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials.
Originally published in 1702, Johann Heinrich Michaelis's famous "Hebräische Grammatica" (Hebrew grammar) is here published for the eighth time, and written in a more popular (simplified) version. Complete with its folded table.
Closed tear along spine. Vellum on front cover partly torn. Covers age-toned. Previous owner's name (Gotthilff Friedrich Tobias Wagner) written in ink and dated 1774, on inside of front cover and on title page (not affecting lettering). Modern typed leaf about the book is mounted on front free endpaper. Minor and sporadic creasing to some upper corners. Text in german and Hebrew. Binding in overall poor to fair, interior in good+ to very good condition. f to vg. Item #40815
About the author: Johann Heinrich Michaelis (1668-1738) was the chief director of A.H. Francke's Collegium orientale theologicum, a practical school of Biblical and Oriental philology then quite unique, and the author of an annotated Hebrew Bible and various exegetical works of reputation, especially the "Adnotationes uberiores in hagiographos" (1720). Michaelis wrote also a Hebrew grammar (1702); and two works on Hebrew accents (1696, 1700), the latter of which, "Institutio de Accentibus Prosaicis et Metricis," went through five further editions, and was for a long time the standard authority on the subject. He composed also the Latin translation of the Ethiopic psalter published by Ludolf.