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Buxtorf, Johannes (1564-1629)

Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum et Rabbinicum... Basel, J. Buxtorf, 1640. 2679 pp. plus index. Folio, boards. Some pages mis-numbered.

Hand-lettered inscriptions: J. P. Funcks Book den Brunsmarck paid $20 on fly-leaf.
Description: Johannes Buxtorf the elder was a Swiss Orientalist and printer. He studied all over the continent; at Marburg, Heidelburg, Geneva, Zurich and Heilburn. Occupying the chair of Hebrew at Basel, he was looked upon, even by the Jewish community, as the supreme Hebraist of the time. (EUI)

Listings: Brunet 6451, Ebert 3214.