Lexicon Hebraicum et Chaldaicum
Shoults Eb 1646 B
typis Jacobi Junii & Mosis Bell sumptibus Richardi Whitakeri & Samuelis Cartwright
‘Andw Lavington. His Book. July ye 2d /1730’. This ownership inscription is written on the pages of the back of this Hebrew lexicon. Andrew Lavington was probably studying Hebrew to better understand his Bible. Above his name is a mnemonic written in Latin to help him remember the rules surrounding ‘serviles’ and ‘radicals’, Hebrew letters used in word root formation and the construction of grammatical sentences. It is hard to tell who Lavington was exactly. There is an online record of a so-named man, born in Essex in 1716, who studied medicine in Leiden and worked as a doctor in Tavistock, Devon. Could it have been his book?
Johann Buxtorf, “Lexicon Hebraicum et Chaldaicum,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 27, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11520.