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Lot #    17059
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:29:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    That is the Key of the Holy Tongue
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [First Ed.] Peter Martinius
City    Leiden
Publisher    Franciscus Raphelengius
Publication Date    1593
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First Hebrew grammar in English. 204, [1] , 173, 98, [3] pp., 158:98 mm., paper is browned and brittle bound in modern leather boards, rubbed.
   The first Hebrew grammar printed in English, translated from the first Latin edition (Paris, 1568). Martinius (1530-1594) studied Hebrew and Aramaic in Paris. The English edition was prepared by Puritan clergyman John Udall (1560-1592?) while he was serving a prison sentence for publishing pamphlets attacking the established church. This volume was one of the first Leiden Hebrew imprints by the renowned printer and orientalist Franciscus Raphelengius (Plantins son-in-law).
   Roth, Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica (1937), p. 361, no. 3; Fuks and Mansfield, no. 10
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Other:    Grammar
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English, Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica