Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Lexicon Hebraicum et Chaldaicum: Complectens Omnes Voces, Tam Primas Quam Derivatas, Quae in Sacris Bibliis, Hebrae, & ex parte Chaldaea Lingua Scriptis

Basileae: Sumptibus Johannis König, 1663. Editio Septima. Hardcover. Octavo. (16) 976 (76)pp. Original full calf with gilt lettering, tooling and ruling on spine; raised bands. Speckled edges. Printer's device on title-page. Decorative head- and tailpieces. Historiated initials. 17th century Hebrew-Latin dictionary. Includes interpretations of faith and shining examples of Biblical readings. Extensive index at rear. Ex-Libris with coat of arms but not lettering at inside back cover. Text in Latin and Hebrew. Binding with some wear, joints with one inch closed tear at top back, some chipping at head and tail of spine, light scuffing and rubbed. Most pages of introduction glued together at center. Handwritten note glued to inside front cover. Inked note on front free endpaper. Lightly starting at title page. Small stamp on title page. Binding in overall good-, interior in good condition. g. Item #47520

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.

Price: $150.00