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Concordantiae Sacrorum Bibliorum Hebraeorum
[First Ed.] Mario de Calasio, Ed.
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First edition. Four tall volumes, 408:280 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary full vellum boards, split and rubbed, coverd in moder green cloth slip-jackets, rubbed.
A corrected and expanded edition of Johann Reuchlin's Latin translation of the Meir Netiv by R. Isaac Nathan b. Kalonymus of Arles. Mario de Calasio, Friar Minor and lexicographer, born at Calasio in the Kingdom of Naples about 1550; died at Rome, 1 February, 1620. Having entered the Franciscan Order, he devoted himself to the study of Hebrew with such success that the pope called him to Rome, where he taught Hebrew in the Franciscan convents of Ara Coeli and San Pietro in Montorio. When he was dying he caused the Passion to be read to him and expired while chanting the Psalms of David in Hebrew. Calasio's reputation as a scholar in the Semitic languages rests mainly upon his "Concordantiae Sacrorum Bibliorum Hebraicorum" which was published at Rome in 1621, two years after his death. Another, though inferior, edition of the same work appeared at London in 1747. Besides this work Calasio wrote a "Dictionarium Hebraicorum" and "Canones Generales linguae sanctae".
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