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Lot 1167: HELMONT, F.M. v. Alphabeti vere naturalis hebraici brevissima delineatio. Q
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
HELMONT, F.M. v. Alphabeti vere naturalis hebraici brevissima delineatio. Quæ simul methodum suppeditat, juxta quam qui surdi nati sunt sic informari possunt, ut non alios saltem loquentes intelligant, sed & ipsi ad sermonis usum perveniant. Sulzbach, A. Lichtenthal, 1657 (recte 1667). (34), 107 pp. W. engr. front. by J. Franck & 36 engr. of the speech organs. 12°. Cont. cf. w. dec. gilt back & red label. (Rehinged, stamps on free endpaper & v° front. (not shining through), upper margin a bit stained in places, slightly browned, margins trimmed). Franciscus Mercurius v. Helmont (1618-99). - First edition. "... of most interest at the present day. The work not only attempts to expound the principal of a rational alphabet, but to explain the method of teaching deaf-mutes to understand what is said by the motions of the lips. Helmont asserts that the Hebrew language is the most appropriate language for this". (Ferguson I, 379-80); Hirsch III, 143; Osler, 2927; Waller, 19735; Caillet, 11015: "Traité peu commun".
Estimated Price: € 1200