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 177


Elijah ben Asher; Johannes Compensis; Nicholaus Clenardus. Ex variis libellis Eliae grammaticorum omnium doctissimi, huc fere congestum est opera Iohannis Campensis, quicquid ad absolutam grammaticen Hebraicam est necessarium. pp. (8), 94, (2). [Not in Vinograd, nor Adams]. 1528. <<* BOUND WITH: >> Nicholaus Clenardus. Luach HaDikduk - Tabula in Grammaticen Hebraeam. pp. 127, (1). [Vinograd, Leuven 1 (not in JNUL); not in Adams]. 1529. Ex-library, lightly browned, few dampstains. 18th-century gilt-ruled calf, spine in compartments attractively gilt, rubbed and worn. 4to.

Leuven (Louvain): Theod. Martinum of Alost 1528 and 1529

Est: $6,000 - $8,000
<<Two exceptionally rare Hebrew works printed in Leuven>> , capital of the Province of Flemish-Brabant, Belgium. The first work entirely unknown to Vinograd; the second work, printed a year later, Vinograd records as being the first and only Hebrew book printed in Leuven. Nicolaus Clenardus (Cleynaerts or Clenard) was a Flemish Christian Hebraist who lived c. 1495-1542. He was a professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the oldest Catholic university still in existence, founded in 1425.