Dikduk Sephath Ever - Compendium Grammatices.

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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Dikduk Sephath Ever - Compendium Grammatices.

<<FIRST HEBREW EDITION. >> Translated and with introduction by Shlomo Rubin. With portraits of Spinoza and of Rubin. Additional Latin title-page. pp. 115. Browned. Original printed wrappers bound in contemporary boards. Sm. 4to.

Cracow: J. Plessner & Partner 1905

Est: $800 - $1,200
Hebrew translation of Spinoza’s Compedium grammatices linguae Hebraeae, a part of Spinoza’s Opera Posthuma, published posthumously in 1677. Spinoza notes that according to his understanding of Hebrew grammar the Sephardic pronunciation of Hebrew is the correct one as opposed to the Ashkenazic pronunciation. Solomon Rubin notes that Spinoza had his own approach to Hebrew grammar, different than both Jewish and non-Jewish grammarians. See Fanny K. Berg (The Spinoza Collection in the Hebrew Union College Library, in: Studies in Bibliography and Booklore, Vol. 1, No. 4 p. 171.