Title Lehrbuch der Hebraischen Sprache.
Binding Bound greenish-black morocco spine & corners with
Book Condition with raised bands, double gilt rolls surround raised bands, brown cloth over boards, marbled endpapers, light to medium foxing.
Location Published BRAUNSCHWEIG, GERMANY
Book Number 15839
OLSHAUSEN, JUSTUS. Lehrbuch der Hebraischen Sprache. Von Justus Olshausen. Buch I. Laut-und Schrift-Lehre. Buch II. Formen-Lehre. Braunschweig [Brunswick], Druck und Verlang von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn. 1861. Octavo.
Bound greenish-black morocco spine & corners with raised bands, double gilt rolls surround raised bands, brown cloth over boards, marbled endpapers, light to medium foxing. Signature of "Leonard Batz" on front flyleaf.
Collation: 4 unsigned leaves, *5, 1-428, 434. Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (1) blank, [VII]-X Vorwort, [XI]-XVII Uebersicht des Inhalts, (1) blank, 1-625 text, -631 Nachtrage und Verbesserungen, -676 (Hebrew) Wortregister, (2) Druckfehler, (2)pp books for sale von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn.
Justus Olshausen (1800-1882) Orientalist. "Olshausen's well-founded reputation, both for unusual linguistic ability and for sterling character, procured him the position of extraordinary professor of oriental languages at the university of Kiel. In 1830, he became ordinary professor and continued in the university until 1848... From Konigsberg, where he had become ordinary professor of oriental languages and chief librarian, he accepted in 1858, a call to Berlin as ministerial councilor, and until 1874 superintended the Prussian universities... Since 1829 Olshausen, by his many and continuous contributions to the textual criticism of the Old Testament, has, as Schrader rightly says, 'opened a new path for exegetical and critical research.' His theory that most of the mistakes in the text were to be sought in the consonants and not in the vowels still deserves serious consideration... His greatest effort is without doubt his excellent Lehrbuch der hebraischen Sprache (Brunswick, 1861), which contains, in the first book, the phonetics, and from page 170 the paradigms. Unfortunately the third book, to be devoted to the syntax, has not appeared. Sachau calls this grammar a book that marks an epoch in the history of oriental philology, and Noldeke terms it a very commendable work, although Olshausen in this book has carried to an extreme his view that Arabic represented very closely the primitive Semitic language."--A. Kamphausen in New Schaff-Herzg Ency. Rel. Knowl., VIII:238-239. We are pleased to offer the First edition of his Lehrbuch der hebräischen Sprache. (15839)
19th Century Books, Biblical Studies, Hebrew Grammar, Hebrew Language