Item #11283 Hebraicarum institutionum Libri IIII. Santi Lucensi Pagnino.
Hebraicarum institutionum Libri IIII.
Hebraicarum institutionum Libri IIII.
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Hebraicarum institutionum Libri IIII.

Paris, Robert I Estienne 1549.

4to (228 x 155 mm.). [iix], 515, [1]p. Roman and Hebrew type (italic for phonetic transcription of the Hebrew and some headings), shoulder notes, fine floriated woodcut initials, a woodcut Estienne title device (Renouard 297; Schreiber 10).

Recent gilt-paneled calf in the style of the 1590s, vertically gilt-lettered spine title, all edges gilt over marbling.

With: Estienne, Robert I.
            Hebræa & Chaldæa nomina virorum, mulierum, populorum, idoloru[m], vrbium, fluuiorum, montium…quæ in Bibliis leguntur.  Paris, Robert I Estienne 1549. 4to. 53, [1]p. Hebrew and roman type, double-column, title device as above (I).

            Ad I: “Perhaps the most distinguished Italian Hebraist of the sixteenth century” (Roth), Pagnino completed this authoritative Hebrew Grammar, which Estienne “greatly improved…the paradigms are much more readable, the difficult or incomplete passages are annotated and commented on” (Kessler-Mesguich, tr.). Most importantly, the printer provided marginal references to the corresponding passages in David Kimhi’s Mikhlol, the basis of Pagnino’s Institutions, which the editor Jean Le Jart enriched, i.a., with a chapter on biblical rhetoric. The quarto exhibits to great advantage the large Hebrew font commissioned by Estienne and cut by Jean Arnoul.
            Ad II: First Edition of Estienne’s painstaking study aid, an index of Hebrew personal and geographical names in the Bible. Each entry consists of the Hebrew name, its Latin equivalent and the Bible book(s), chapter(s) and verse(s) in which it appears. The index complements Estienne’s Pagnino Thesaurus of 1548 and the 1549 Institutions(above I). Both volumes are in good condition.
¶Ad I: Renouard, Annales de l’imprimerie des Estienne 73,4; Schreiber, The Estiennes 101a; Armstrong, Robert Estienne Royal Printer 29, 120 & fig. 5; Roth, Jews in the Renaissance 146-7; Kessler-Mesguich, Les Études hébraïques en France 127; Schwarzfuchs, Le Livre hébreu à Paris au XVIe siècle 200; Fürst, Bibliotheca judaica III: 62; Quétif & Échard, Scriptores ordinis prædicatorum II: 117,5 “includes everything pertaining to Hebrew grammar” (tr.).
¶Ad II: Renouard 73,2; Schreiber 101b; Schwarzfuchs 199; Fürst III: 384.

Item #11283

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