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Lot #    13485
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 10:26:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Novum lexicon Hebraeo-Chaldaeo-Biblium
Author    [Only Ed.] Henricus Opitius
City    Leipzig
Publisher    Gottfried Liebezeit
Publication Date    1692
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. Engraved frontis portrait, [16],1095, [1], 62 pp., thick 8vo, 201:160 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary vellum over boards, rubbed. Rare - no copy in most major collections. Copac list only one copy in the Britism Museum.
   Title: Novum lexicon Hebræo-Chaldæo-Biblicum, complectens I. radices easque sæpe deperditas ex Chald., Samar., Syr., Arab. & Æthiopica lingg. quantum licuit, restitutas, unà cum derivatis omnibus, suis hisce radicibus subjunctis. II. formas omnes & regulares & irregulares ultra 40000. in S. Codice Vet. Test. occurrentes, etc.

Title printed in red and black, text in double column, woodcut ornaments and initials, Hebrew and roman type throughout. Henrici Opitii (Henricus Opitius or Heinrich Opitz) (1642-1712), German orientalist and professor of Greek and divinity at Kiel, is best known for his edition of the Hebrew Old Testament, published at Kiel in 1709. Opitz corrected the second edition of the Athias bible, according to his readings of seventeen of the best previous editions and of several manuscripts. He supervised the proof in person, and even the type is remarkable for its size and clearness, so that this edition was considered the most accurate extant.

   Not in Vancil; not in Ebert; not in Graesse; not in Zaunmuller.
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias:    Checked
Bindings:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Latin, Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica