RUTER, Martin. An Easy Entrance into the Sacred Language; Being a Concise Hebrew Grammar, without Points. Compiled for the Use and Encouragement of Learners, and Adapted to Such as Have Not the Aid of a Teacher. Cincinnati: Martin Ruter, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1824. 1st ed. 96pp. Orig. marbled boards, rebacked in period-style red calf. Boards rubbed, scattered foxing and toning, else a very good copy. Worldcat locates 20 copies. Rare in the trade. A Hebrew grammar intended to promote knowledge of Hebrew for better understanding of the Hebrew Bible among clergy. With the bookplate and ownership stamp of the Rev. John Somerville. Somerville (1782-1850) established a Methodist Episcopal church in Clinton, Pennsylvania, in 1823.