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Lot #    7511
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 10:24:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Lexicon novum hebraeo-latinum
Author    William Robertson: Johann Leusden
City    Ultrajecti (Utrecht)
Publisher    F. Halma
Publication Date    1687
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   5, [3] ff. 471, [1]; 40 pp., 198:115 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in the original vellum boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Hebrew-Latin lexicon by William Robertson (D. Robertsono, d. c. 1686) together with a Chaldean-Biblicum appendix by the renowned philologist, Johann Leusden. The title page of the Lexicon novum hebraeo-latinum, ad modum Lexici Schreveliani graeci is printed in red and Black and has a device comprised of a scantily clad American Indian woman holding sheaves facing a helmeted man holding a native mask in his right hand and a book in his left hand. There is a dedication to D. Cornelio a Domburch, JCto, a preface, and a page with the verse, in Hebrew and Latin, “Commit your way to the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass” (Psalms 37:5), a list of abbreviations and the text, which is in two columns. Entries in Lexicon novum hebraeo-latinum are arranged according to the Hebrew alphabet; each entyry begins with the word in Hebrew, its Latin translation, part of speech, gender, and at least one other form of the word, such as plural, imperfect or the infinitive.

The Chaldean-Biblicum appendix has its own title page, set entirely in black but with the same device, and its own pagination. The signatures of the two parts, however, are continuous. Here too there is a list of abbreviations. The format of the text is like that of the Lexicon novum hebraeo-latinum. Concerning Johann Leusden, see the description of the preceding work, Compendivm V. Testamenti Hebraeo-Chaldaicum.

          
Reference
Description
   EJ; New Schaff-Herzog Enc. of Religious Knowledge
        
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Bindings:    Checked
Language:    Latin, Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica