98 178 NATHAN BEN YECHIEL OF ROME. Aruch - Dictionarium Chaldaicum. Translated into Latin by SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER. FIRST LATIN EDITION. Elaborate title-page after Hans Holbein. Extensive marginalia throughout in an early hand. pp. (8) 434, (1). Lightly stained, small repair to upper margin of opening three leaves. Recent calf, spine rubbed. 4to. [Vinograd, Basle 27; Prijs, Basle 26.] Basle, Johann Froben, 1527. $600-900 ❧ On the strength of his important contributions as a mediator of Jewish learning to Christian scholars, Münster was elected to the chair of Hebrew at Basel in 1527. When John Calvin came to Basel in 1534, he gave himself to the study of Hebrew under Münster’s guidance. 179 NATHAN BEN YECHIEL OF ROME. Sepher Ha’Aruch [Talmudic lexicon]. Edited by Samuel d’Archivolti. THE SIMCHA ABRAHAM LINDERMANN COPY, WITH HIS EXTENSIVE AUTOGRAPH MARGINALIA THROUGHOUT ff. 166. Some wear. Modern morocco, retaining earlier endpapers and inner covers. Folio. [Vinograd, Venice 459.] Venice, Bragadini, 1553 (erroneously recorded, 1653). $1000-1500 ❧ The author of these scholarly marginal notes was Rabbi in Posen who wrote a commentary to the Aruch entitled Sarid Be’Arachin (Berlin, 1864) - cited here on f. 55b. The learned writer, whose extensive knowledge of Latin and Greek is evident throughout, records Rabbinic sources as well as scholarship from contemporary periodicals such as Hamagid and Monatsschrift. Most of Lindermann’s notes post-date the publication of his work and therefore are of particular interest. Lot 179 Lot 178 Lot 177