Sepher Meturgeman [Aramaic dictionary].

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Lot 136

Sepher Meturgeman [Aramaic dictionary].

<<First Edition.>> The Hebrew only issue. Woodcut printer’s device on final leaf. Inscription on title stating the volume was received by the owner’s father-in-law, Abraham Meinster. Learned marginalia throughout. ff. (4), 164, (2). Lightly foxed, dampstained in places, censor’s signatures. Modern blind-tooled calf. Folio.


Est: $1,000 - $1,500
A dictionary of the Aramaic words found in the Targumim: Jonathan, Onkelos and Jerusalem. In his introduction, Levita delves into the authorship of Targum Jerusalem to Pentateuch and Writings, as well as matters pertaining to the composition and dating of the various Aramaic translations of the Bible. The previous owner, Abraham Meinster, was a student of R. Samuel Luzzatto (SHaDa’L) and later, Rabbi in the Italian towns of Viadana and Rovigo.