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24 April 2001
[MISHNAH]. Pirke Avot. Sententiae vere elegantes ad linguam discendam veterum sapientum Hebraeorum, quas Apophtegmata Patrum nominant, in Hebrew and Latin. Translated and edited by Paul Fagius. Isny: Paul Fagius, 1541.
4o (217 x 161 mm). Square Hebrew, Roman and italic types. Woodcut printer's device on title and colophon page. Modern boards.
First Latin translation. The third of an interesting group of works printed by Fagius between 1541 and 1544. Fagius's dedication is to his pupils Albert Blaurer and Jacob and Ulrich Zwick. An introductory Latin poem by Konrad Hirz is addressed to youths who study Hebrew. Adams M-1484; Fürst I, 266; Steinschneider 1435.
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