94 170 MOSES BEN NACHMAN (NACHMANIDES / RaMBa”N). Bi’ur al HaTorah [commentary to the Pentateuch]. DELUXE, WIDE MARGINED COPY, PRINTED ENTIRELY ON BLUE PAPER. Opening word of each of the Five Books within an elaborate woodcut vignette. ff. 158. Trace wormed, some staining, opening few leaves with repaired soiling. Modern polished calf. Folio. [Vinograd, Venice 252.] Venice, Giustiniani-Adelkind, 1545. $3000-5000 ❧ RARE, BIBLIOPHILIC EDITION. PRINTED ENTIRELY ON BLUE PAPER. See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Colored Paper no. 1. 171 (MOSES BEN NACHMAN (NACHMANIDES / RaMBa”N, attributed to). Igereth HaKodesh [sexual morality]. PRINTED ENTIRELY ON VELLUM. Issued by Nachman Davids (based upon the Basle 1580 edition). ff. 13, with additional two opening and closing leaves on paper. Full vellum, slip-case. 8vo. Amsterdam, Joachimsthal, 1928. $1000-1500 ❧ RARE, BIBLIOPHILIC EDITION PRINTED ON VELLUM. This treatise was written as a clear rejection of Maimonides’ negative Aristotelian view of sexuality. The author writes that far from shameful, marital intimacy can bring one to profound mystical experiences. While it is still uncertain who authored this text, it has been traditionally attributed to Nachmanides since R. Israel Elnekaveh attributed it to him in his mid-14th century work, Menorath HaMaor. See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Vellum no. 45. Lot 171 Lot 170