70 128 KIMCHI, DAVID (RaDa”K). Sepher HaShorashim. - Dictionarium Hebraicum. Translated into Latin by SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER. Latin interspersed with Hebrew. Reads from right to left. Paginated in an early, neat hand. Manuscript index at end. ff. (496). Lightly discolored, previous owner’s marks on title. Later calf, rehinged, worn. Thick 8vo. [Vinograd, Basle 109; Prijs, 112.] Basle, Froben, 1564. $400-600 ❧ Münster translated Kimchi’s Sepher HaShorashim from Hebrew to Latin, all the while embellishing upon the original. 129 KIMCHI, DAVID (RaDa”K). Sepher Michlol [grammar]. Edited by Elijah Levita. Title within architectural arch. ff. 69. Lightly stained, signatures of various members of the Levy family on title-page. Modern blind-tooled morocco, housed in slip-case. Folio. [Vinograd, Venice 245.] Venice, Cornelio Adelkind for Daniel Bomberg, 1545. $600-900 ❧ The Michlol was David Kimchi’s chief grammatical work. It treats verbs comprehensively, covering the rules governing changes of pronunciation and accents. It also contains complete tables of conjugations and is distinguished by its conciseness and clarity of style. Indeed, these qualities resulted in the Michlol’s supremacy over previous works. For centuries it was considered preeminent in its field. See M. Waxman, Vol. I, p. 179. 130 KIMCHI, MOSES. Mahalach Shevilei HaDa’ath [grammar]. With super-commentary by Elijah Levita and an introduction by Benjamin ben Judah. With Latin translation and notes by Constantin L’Empereur. Title printed in red and black. Printer’s device on title. Opening blank annotated. pp. (16), 256, (16). Browned. Modern blind-tooled morocco. 12mo. [Vinograd, Leiden 36; Willems 355.] Leiden, (Bonaventura and Abraham) Elzevier, 1631. $400-600 Lot 130 Lot 129 Lot 128