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Lot #    8315
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 11:22:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Fundamenta punctationis linguæ sanctae
Title (Hebrew)    Sive Grammatica Hebraea
Author    Jacob Alting
City    Groningæ Frisiorum
Publisher    Typis Johannis CollenI
Publication Date    1658
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First revised edition. 264 pp., 154:97 mm., light age and damp staining, nice sharp margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary full vellum boards.
   Jacob Alting (1618-1679) became professor for Oriental languages at the University of Groningen in 1643. The first Latin edition of his Hebrew grammar appeared in 1654, and the first Dutch edition was published in 1664. Alting devotes the large opening part (pp. 1-181) to an accurate explication of the vocalizations rules of Hebrew. At the end he also includes some Hebrew correspondence, dealing with the acquistion of books as well as attempting to convince his Jewish correspondent to convert to Christianity. Alting's grammar was very popular and went through several editions.
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Other:    Grammar
Bindings:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Latin, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica