(The Elder). Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum et Rabbinicum.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 78

(The Elder). Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum et Rabbinicum.

Additional, elaborately engraved title-page, engraved frontispiece portrait of Buxtorf. ff. (8), 2680 columns, ff. (32). Foxed with some wear. Contemporary elaborately blind-tooled vellum over thick wooden boards, clasps lacking, worn. Lg. folio. Prijs, Basle 237.

Basle: Ludwig Koenig 1639

Est: $300 - $500
Johannes Buxtorf I (or the Elder, 1564-1629) served as professor of Hebrew at the University of Basle. His colossal Lexicon Chaldaicum Talmudicum served generations of Christian scholars as a guide to their Jewish studies. See EJ IV, col. 1543.