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Lot #    19150
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:13:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Concordantiae Sacrorum Bibliorum Hebraeorum
Author    [First Ed.] Mario de Calasio, Ed.
City    Rome
Publisher    Stephan Paul
Publication Date    1621
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   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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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Latin, Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica