AUCTION 14 | Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 at 1:00
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts From the Library of the London Beth Din

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Lot 17


Monis, Judah. Dickdook Leshon Gnebreet. A Grammar of the Hebrew Tongue. Being an Essay to Bring the Hebrew Grammar into English to Facilitate the Instruction of All Those who are Desirous of Acquiring a Clear Idea of this Primitive Tongue by their Own Studies...Published More Especially for the Use of Students of Harvard College at Cambridge in New England pp.(4), 94, (2). Recent 3/4 calf over marbled boards, extremeties rubbed. 4to Singerman 24; Rosenbach 28 (illustrated)

Boston: Jonas Green 1735

Est: $5,000 - $7,000
“The First Hebrew Grammar Printed in America.” Evans 3931. The First Book Printed by a Jew in North America. Printed from “The first complete font of Hebrew type in the American Colonies.” See W. Eames, On the Use of Hebrew Types in English America Before 1735 in: Abr. Freidus Festschrift (1929) p.481. See also M. Klein, Judah Monis: A Jew at Harvard in the Eighteenth Century in: Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society vol.XCVII (1986) and G.A. Kohut, Judah Monis, The First Instructor in Hebrew at Harvard University, in: The American Journal of Semitic Languages vol.XIV Provenance: Swann Galleries, New York, Hebraica & Judaica, 25th June 1989, lot 20. Exhibited: The Judaica Museum, Riverdale, New York; December 1989-June 1990