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Lot #    32670
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 1:52:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Historia Doctorum Misnicorum
Title (Hebrew)    שלשלת חכמי המשנה
Author    Johannis Henrici Otthonis
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Thomam Myls
Publication Date    1699
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   164, [16] pp. octavo 150:190 mm., light age staining. A very good copy loose in contemporary full vellum over boards.
   A biographical lexicon in Latin with occasional Hebrew of the rabbis in the Mishnah by the Christian-Hebraist Johannis Henrici Otthonis (Otho, 1651-1719). The full Latin title and text of the title page is Historia doctorum misnicorum: qua opera etiam Synedrii magni Hierosolymitani praesides & vice-praesides recensentur; additae sunt huic editioni notae ab harum literarum studioso. The text is a listing of the rabbis of the Mishnah, giving their names in Hebrew and in Latin followed by information, often consiuderable, about them. The text is in Latin with numerous footnotes and supporting information in Hebrew in the body of the text. At the end is a comprehensive index. Otthonis was also the author of a lexicon, Novum Lexicon Hebr.-Chald.-Biblicum (Leipsic, 1692; Hamburg, 1705, 1714, 1724).
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Latin, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica