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CINQARBRES, Jean.

De re Grammatica Hebraeorum opus,

Stock Code
97221
Paris, Martin Le Jeune, 1549
£1,250

Second edition (first published in 1546) of the popular Hebrew grammar book, dedicated to the Venetian Jew Paolo Paradisi. Jean Cinqarbres (Latin name: Johannes Quinquarboreus, 1514-1587) was a French grammarian of Hebrew and was considered one of the foremost linguists of the 16th century, famous for his extensive knowledge of Hebrew grammar and syntax. He had occupied the chair of Hebrew and Syriac languages at the College de France until his death.

The distinctive printer's woodcut device on the title page (Renouard, P. Marques 828, p.264-265) first belonging to Conrad Nòbar, then passed to Jaques Bogard and later to Martin Le Jeune, but this size not shown under this bibliographical entry.

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Description

Second edition. Quarto, (22.5 x 17 cm); 182, [2] pp., text in Latin and Hebrew. Marginal tears to first two leaves. Ownership signatures to title page and many marginal notes to text in Latin in old brown ink. Late half-marbled blue boards, corners rubbed.

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