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Institutiones ad Fundamenta Linguae Hebraeae
Nic. Guil. (Wilhelm) Schroeder
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Second edition. , 353,  pp. quarto 200:160 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather boards, rubbed.
Popular and much reprinted Latin introductory work for students of Hebrew by Nicolaus Wilhelm Schroeder (1721-1798). The title page describes it as being on the fundamentals of the Hebrew language by Schroeder, professor of Oriental studies at the university in Gronigan. The volume has several attractive head pieces and historiated letters. The front matter includes a preface from Schroeder and then the text, which is in Latin but with numerous examples of Hebrew. The popularity of Institutiones ad Fundamenta Linguae Hebraeae can be attributed to the clear and orderly manner in which it introduces the student to Hebrew. It begins with a section on letters, discussing their pronunciation with variant readings before moving on to punctuation. There are detailed examples in Hebrew of the conjugation of the various tenses of verbs, such as Kal, Niphal, etc., discussions of imperfect verbs, compounds, declensions of nouns, also with detailed examples. The text concludes with a lengthy lesson on syntax, and indexes of Hebrew words explained in the text. The popularity of Institutiones ad Fundamenta Linguae Hebraeae is attested to by the fact after this printing, which was the second edition, it was soon reprinted in Groningae in 1775.
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