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Lot 31

Meir Nativ – First Hebrew Concordance – Venice, 1523

Meir Nativ, by R. Yitzchak Natan. Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1523.
First Hebrew concordance.
The first Christian concordance was compiled in the mid-13th century by Hugo de Sancto Charo, assisted by hundreds of Dominicans. Some two hundred years later, R. Yitzchak Natan recognized the need for a Hebrew concordance, both as an aid to defend Judaism in frequent disputations with the Christians, and to generally encourage the study of the Bible.
Signatures on first leaf and on title page.
[406] leaves (50 numbered gatherings of 8 leaves each, final gathering – 5 leaves; extra leaf in gathering 11). 37.5 cm. Overall good condition. Stains, including dampstains. Worming to several leaves, affecting text. Closed and open tears to title page and several leaves (slightly affecting border), repaired with paper. Old binding, damaged.

PLEASE NOTE: Item descriptions were shortened in translation. For further information, please refer to Hebrew text.