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Lot #    22030
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 12:08:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Lingua Eruditorum
Title (Hebrew)    לשון למודים
Author    Victorinus Bythner
City    London
Publisher    Typis T. Roycroft & venalis prostat apud Jonam Har
Publication Date    1675
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [22], 135 pp. folded chart, tables, 156:88 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in later half leather and cloth over boards, rubbed.
   The full title is: Lingua eruditorum, sive, Methodica institutio linguae sanctae : in qua ut omnia quae ad to technikon plurima etiam quae ad to historikon linguae pertinent, absoluta brevitate facilique ordine tractarentur.

A work in Latin on Hebrew grammar by Victorius Bythner (1605?-1670?), a Hebrew grammarian who was born in Poland. He became a member of the University at Oxford about 1635, and lectured on the Hebrew language at Christ Church until the outbreak of the Civil War.When Charles I fixed his headquarters of his army at Oxford in1643, Bythner moved to Cambridge. He afterwords lived in London, but returned to Oxford by 1661. About 1664 he retired to Cornwall and there practiced medicine.

Bythner's grammatical works, though written in curiously faulty Latinare models of lucid and compact arrangement, and continued long in use. His Hebrew grammar (the current item) was originally published in 1638 and was reprinted several times.

Of his other writings, the most important is Lyra Prophetica Davidis Regis (London, 1650) which is a grammatical analysis of every word in the Hebrew psalter.

This edition includes one folded table printed in black and red showing "De verbo paradigma explicitum conjugationum Hebraicarum".

   Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1886)
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Other:    Grammar
Language:    Latin, Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica