Avenarius´s Hebrew lexicon 1568
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AVENARIUS´S HEBREW LEXICON 1568. (HABERMANN, JOHANNES). Sefer ha-shorashim [=title in Hebrew]. Hoc est Liber radicum seu lexicon ebraicum, in quo omnium vocabulorum biblicorum propriae ac certae redduntur significationes, cum vera & dilucida multorum locorum scripturae sacrae explicatione. Adiecta est plerisq. radicibus symphoniacarum linguarum deriuatio. Autore M. Johanne Auenario Egrano. Witemberg, Johannes Crato, 1568.
Folio. (12), 841, (1) pp. Woodcut printer´s device on title and last page, woodcut coat-of-arms on title verso, woodcut initial on following page. Worn later (18th century) half calf, all edges red. Minor stains and dampstains, a couple of old ink notes. Title with cut owner´s signatures and cut Latin presentation, repaired in front edge on verso. Damp in margins pp. (1)-120, frayed fore-edges pp. (1)-18. Tears in bottom margin of pp. 218 and 229. Recurring damp in top margin pp. 229-end. Dampstains with faint red discolouring in margin pp. 693-end, from p. 795-end slightly eaten by some chemical reaction. The last 5 leaves with repairs at bottom corner.
Owner´s signature of Johan Wittboms on front fly leaf.
Graesse I, p. 260. First edition.
Johannes Habermann a. k. a. Johannes Avenarius (1516-1590), German Lutheran theologian. His contemporaries praised him as an Old Testament exegete, not least for this work, which was most influential in its day, but posterity has focused on his sermons and prayer books, which were translated into Latin, English and French, and which, to some extent, are still in use.