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Lot #    8315
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 11:22:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Fundamenta punctationis linguæ sanctae
Title (Hebrew)    Sive Grammatica Hebraea
Author    Jacob Alting
City    Groningæ Frisiorum
Publisher    Typis Johannis CollenI
Publication Date    1658
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First revised edition. 264 pp., 154:97 mm., light age and damp staining, nice sharp margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary full vellum boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Jacob Alting (1618-1679) became professor for Oriental languages at the University of Groningen in 1643. The first Latin edition of his Hebrew grammar appeared in 1654, and the first Dutch edition was published in 1664. Alting devotes the large opening part (pp. 1-181) to an accurate explication of the vocalizations rules of Hebrew. At the end he also includes some Hebrew correspondence, dealing with the acquistion of books as well as attempting to convince his Jewish correspondent to convert to Christianity. Alting's grammar was very popular and went through several editions.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Holland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Grammar
  
Characteristic
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First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Latin, some Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica