Londini (London): Typis Eliz. Flesher, prostat vero venalis apud Gul. Morden Cantabrigiae, 1679. Later edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 x 7 1/4"). , 352pp (Lyra Prophetica Davidis Regis); , 69, pp (Index Libri Psalmorum); 46pp (Lingua eruditorum; sive Methodica Institutio Linguae Sanctae & Brevis et Perspicua Institutio Linguae Chaldaicae). Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards. Title page in red and black lettering, within a double ruled border. Text printed within a ruled border in two columns. Book housed in a modern orange cloth covered clamshell box, with gold lettering to spine.
Originally published in 1650, Victorinus Bythner's "Lyra Prophetica Davidis Regis" is a brilliant grammatical analysis of the vocabulary of the 150 Hebrew psalms contained in the Book of Psalms.
Binding heavily rubbed along edges and spine, with abrasion to leather. Front and back covers detached but present. Ex-library bookplate on inside of front cover, and stamp on title. Previous owner's inscription at upper margin of front free endpaper. Pages age-toned throughout. Text in Latin, with some Hebrew and Greek. Clamshell box in overall very good, binding in poor, interior in good- to good condition. poor to g. Item #43197
About the author: Victorinus Bythner (c.1605-c.1670) was a Polish Hebraist, grammarian and university teacher in England. Bythner's grammatical works were written in Latin: his Hebrew grammar, published in 1638 as "Lingua Eruditorum," was several times reprinted. An edition of this work was published by James Hessey in 1853, with the author's "Institutio Chaldaica" (first printed in 1650). Bythner's other major work was "Lyra Prophetica Davidis Regis" (London, 1650), a grammatical analysis of the vocabulary of the Hebrew psalms. An English translation of this book, by Thomas Dee, was published in 1836, with a second edition in 1847 that was revised by Nathan Lazarus Benmohel. (From Wikipedia).