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KARAITICA 549 



KARAITICA. 

In a list of Karaite MSS. and printed books in my possession recently 
published \ descriptions are given of certain elementary grammatical 
textbooks printed at Constantinople. I have recently acquired a 
volume in which three of these (N, G, and M) are bound up, together 
with two other works of a similar character, and which supplements 
our information about the Karaites and their Press at Constantinople. 
All five books, though separately paginated, are similar in size and 
type, and, as appears in a " nmpn " (!), which concludes the series 
with a list of subscribers, of great value for" the history of that 
interesting sect, were printed together in 1826 at Ortakeui, on the 
Golden Horn, by DU13 I^JIN 3N1J? and Sons. The following are 
the different components of the series : — 

(1) Benjamin Musafia's 31 13T, as printed at Amsterdam by Manasse 
ben Israel in 1635, but with Tartar translation of the Bible texts. — A 
sort of concordance for hapax legomena. 8vo. 96 pages. 

(2) »13J?n \«th "WW nnaO. This is the Dictionary described in the 
list sub voce " N " 2 . 8vo. 342 pages, 

(3) Wpn fins? "piffll 'HBD. This consists of a title-page and four 
pages of preface, by Joseph Solomon ben Moses, to the following (5) 
and to (1). The pages are not numbered, but inserted in the pro- 
voking Karaite fashion followed in their prayer-books. 

(4) \VTW 13*tD, loc. cit. G. 

(5) nann nna, loc. cit. M. This concludes with another preface, 
by Rabbi (!) Isaac ha-Cohen, the corrector of the press, and a list of 
subscribers, showing that 200 copies were subscribed by Karaites 
of Eupatoria, 122 by Karaites of Constantinople, 89 by those of Kale, 
85 by those of Odessa, 25 at Kaffa, 22 at Or, and 11 at Lutzk. 
70 pages. 

E. N. Abler. 

1 J.Q.B., XII, 127. 

a The date and place of printing there given has accordingly to be 
amended.