BENJAMIN BEN JONAH OF TUDELAH. Itinerarium Benjaminis, Latine redditum opera C. L'Empereur [Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela].

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BENJAMIN BEN JONAH OF TUDELAH. Itinerarium Benjaminis, Latine redditum opera C. L'Empereur [Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela].
Leiden: [Bonaventura & Abraham] Elzevir, 1633.
156 leaves, text in Latin.
24mo, 98 x 47 mm. (3 7/8 x 1 7/8 in.), later blue morocco, with a central coat-of-arms (Le Comte de Nedonchel) in gilt on both covers. Steinschneider 4570,6; Roest 151; Zedner 85.

Second Leiden edition with only the Latin text in the famous pocket size which made the Elzevir books such favorites among students and scholars.
The first ever published Latin translation of the itinerary was done by Arias Montanus and was printed in Antwerpen at 1575. The Antwerpen edition of 1575 is extremely rare and its Latin translation was generally regarded as unsatisfactory. Our Leiden edition contains a new Latin translation prepared by Constantin L'Empereur who was professor of Hebrew at Leiden University since 1619, specializing in rabbinic studies.
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