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Lot #    32528
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 12:41:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Lyra Prophetica Davidis Regis
Title (Hebrew)    sive Analysis critico-practica Psalmorum
Author    [Bible - Psalms] Victorinus Bythner
City    London
Publisher    Eliz. Flesher
Publication Date    1679
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [6], 352; [1], 69 pp., 227:175 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather over boards, rubbed, front panel detached.
   Grammatical analysis of every word in the Hebrew psalter 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.

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