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Lot #    21727
Auction End Date    10/7/2008 11:52:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    A Theological Hebrew Grammar and Lexicon
Title (Hebrew)    מפתח לשון הקודש
Author    [First Ed.] Rev. Solomon Lyon
City    Liverpool
Publisher    G.F. Harris' Widow and Brothers
Publication Date    [1815]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. xiii,162,20 pp., charts, 230:140 mm., wide margins, usual age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, later spine.
Paragraph 1    With a two page dedication to the Duke of Sussex. The Duke of Sussex is a peerage title that was conferred to the sixth son of George III. He was created Duke of Sussex, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Arklow in the Peerage of the United Kingdom on 27 November 1801. Since he died without legitimate issue, the title became extinct.
   The Rev. Solomon Lyon (1755-1820) was a teacher of Hebrew at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and here published a volume in two parts which includes a Hebrew grammar..."illustrated with accurate tables" to which is added a compendious Chaldean and English grammar as well as a Hebrew and English lexicon, "comprising all the roots as found in the Bible, arranged in alphabetical order with the meaning of each root..."

Rev. Lyon studied at the University of Prague and came to England at the latter part of the 18th century. He established the first Jewish boarding school in England and became a registered tutor at the University of Cambridge. He taught Hebrew to several persons of social distinction, among them the Duke of Sussex, the Duke of Wellington and many others. His daughter, Miss Emma Lyon, was a distinguished poetess.

Paragraph 2    Sketches of Ango-Jewish History by James Picciotto, page 314.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Other:    Grammar
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica