Mikneh Avram - Peculium Abrae

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 38

Mikneh Avram - Peculium Abrae

FIRST EDITION. Hebrew and Latin on facing pages Some worming (taped) through several concluding ff., trace stained, contemporary limp vellum, shaken and worn, 4to Vinograd, Venice 81; Mehlmman 1868; Habermann, Bomberg 76; not in Adams

Venice: Daniel Bomberg 1523

Est: $600 - $900
Greatly valued by contemporary Christian Hebraists, de Balmes prepared this grammar at the urging of the printer Bomberg. It was published in two issues, with and without a Latin translation. Heinrich Graetz in his Geschichte (vol. IX, 215) has attempted to suggest that the translation was prepared by Bomberg himself. See D. Amram, the Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy (1909) pp. 169-72