Tzemach David / Dittionario Novo Hebraico.

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 83

Tzemach David / Dittionario Novo Hebraico.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Arms of Pope Sixtus V on f. 2r and of the De Pomis (“Min Hatapuchim”) Family on f. 5v. (Yaari, Hebrew Printers’ Marks, no. 41) ff. 5, (1), ff. 5-62, 238. Lightly stained and dampwrinkled. Modern boards. Folio. Vinograd, Venice 717; Habermann, di Gara 97a; Adams P-1823.

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1587

Est: $500 - $700
Celebrated Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin and Italian dictionary presenting definitions from Kimchi’s Shorashim, Levita’s Tishbi, and Nathan ben Yechiel’s Aruch, and adding numerous historical and scientific observations and discourses. Trained as a medical doctor, David de Pomis’s expositions of Biblical and Talmudic terms comprise a good deal of curious and interesting medieval scientific lore.