A Hebrew and English, and English and Hebrew Vocabulary;
London, H. Abrahams (printer), 1842
Abigail Lindo (1803-1848) was a cousin of Sir Moses Montefiore and the third daughter of David Abarbanel Lindo, Esq. She was the first British Jew to compile a Hebrew-English dictionary, and as such was considered to be the only woman to have made a significant contribution to philology in the nineteenth century. The first edition of her Hebrew and English Vocabulary was published in 1837, however A Hebrew and English Dictionary with roots and abbreviations was not published until 1948. A talented philologist, at a time when women's scholarship was not recognised, nor encouraged, she was tutored in Hebrew by her uncle, the scholar Moses Mocatta. Her vocabulary became highly regarded in the Jewish community and was recommended for use in the Hebrew schools.
Second edition, 12mo (19 x 11 cm); contemporary gift inscription in sepia ink to upper margin of title, dated 'March 1949'; original brown cloth boards, rubbed, front end leaf partially detached, held by gentle tape repair, ink staining, notes and pencil scribbles to some pages. 278 pp.
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