New York, East
24 April 2001
LEVITA, Elijah Ben Asher Ashkenazi (Bachur). Tishby. Isny: Paul Fagius, 1541.
4o (205 x 150 mm). 203 leaves. Hebrew and Latin title-pages, woodcut printer's device on last page. (Some occasional pale spotting.) Contemporary calf, covers with double blind triple-fillet borders centering a gilt-stamped medallion (spine chipped at head, lightly scuffed).
FIRST EDITION. The Tishby, a dictionary of 712 Hebrew words in talmudic and post-talmudic language with a Latin translation, is of major importance in the history of Hebrew grammar. It contains many examples of the pronunciation and vocalization of talmudic and post-talmudic Hebrew words by the German and Italian Jewish communities. Levita and Fagius published two isses, with and without a Latin translation. Cowley 173; Haberman 1; Idem Handbuch 1167; Steinschneider 4960, 46; Vinograd Isny 9; Zedner 228.
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