1628: Ludovicus de Dieu at Leiden
[Hebrew title] Id est grammatica linguarum orientalium, Hebræorum, Chaldeaorum et Syrorum,
inter se collatarum. Leiden Elzevier 1628
First edition 4to, pp.[xvi], 423, title printed in red and black, Hebrew, Chaldean and Syriac characters in text. A very good copy bound in recent half calf.
Smitskamp PO 304; Brunet II, 707
Ludovicus de Dieu, 1590-1642, studied theology and Oriental languages (Hebrew, Syriac, Ethiopic, and Arabic) in Leiden with Thomas Erpenius and Jacob Golius. He was renowned for his interpretations of biblical texts based on a wide and profound linguistic knowledge. In this comparative grammar of a number of Semitic languages he dealt more with Syriac than Aramaic, as the latter had already been fully treated.