New York: Collins, Keese, & Co., 1837. viii,,-740pp. Later calf, original gilt label. Corner and spine extremities lightly worn. Light foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM52302
An expansive dictionary for the understanding of the Hebrew Old Testament, printed in both Hebrew and English. "Containing all the words in the Holy Bible, both Hebrew and Chaldee, with the vowel points, prefixes and affixes, as they stand in the original text: together with their derivation, literal and etymological meaning, as it occurs in every part of the Bible, and illustrated by numerous citations from the Targums, Talmud, and cognate dialects." Also contains a short essay, "On the Importance of Studying the Hebrew Language," and a list of subscribers.
"Roy was Professor of Oriental Languages at New York University. Explaining why he published this Hebrew-English lexicon, Roy wrote, 'While we have excellent dictionaries in various modern languages, there is no Hebrew Lexicon that contains all the words in the language, arranged in alphabetical order, with their exact and literal meaning [in English].' Zundel's approbation is the first to appear by a foreign rabbi to appear in an American work" - Goldman. GOLDMAN, HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA 185. ROSENBACH AMERICAN JEWISH 417.