102 Lot 188 188 SAMSON BEN ISAAC OF CHINON. Sepher Kerithoth [Talmudic methodology] Second edition. Title within four-piece historiated border. ff. 73. Touch stained, previous owner’s marks on title, signed by censors at end. Modern maroon crushed morocco, elaborately gilt- tooled. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Cremona 21.] Cremona, Vincenzo Conti, 1558. $500-700 ❧ Although last of the French Tosafists, Samson of Chinon was the first Tosafist to write on Talmudic methodology. Sepher Kerithoth is an all-comprehensive work divided into five parts. The initial four parts deal with the hermeneutic rules which are the basis of Tannaitic Halachic derivation, while the fifth part is devoted to the deduction of new rules applied by the Talmudists in their interpretation of the Bible and to an extensive elucidation upon the methods and terminology of both parts of the Talmud. “This portal throws light upon many a knotty passage in the Talmud by clarifying the peculiar expressions and likewise helps to understand the complicated Talmudic discussions by supplying the key to their methods.” See M. Waxman, Vol. II, pp.191-2. 189 SAMSON BEN TZADOK. Sepher TaSHBa”TZ [Rabbinic law and responsa - following the decisions of R. Meir of Rothenburg] DELUXE COPY, PRINTED ENTIRELY ON BLUE PAPER. Title within grotesques and incorporating symbol of city of Cremona (see Yaari, Printers Marks, no. 25). FIRST EDITION. Learned marginalia, signed at end by Avraham Abeles Segal. ff. (6), 55. Closely shaved, few stains, previous owner’s marks. Modern calf. Housed in custom slip-case. Lg. 8vo. [Vinograd, Cremona 6.] (Cremona), Vincenzo Conti, (1556). $3000-5000 ❧ RARE, BIBLIOPHILIC EDITION. PRINTED ENTIRELY ON BLUE PAPER. During the seven years that R. Meir of Rothenburg (Mahara’m) was confined to prison, R. Samson served as his teacher’s attendant. The present work records the customs, rituals and halachic rulings of the Mahara’m during this period. Glosses added by R. Peretz of Corbeil cite the prevalent practice when contrary to the Maharam’s ruling. See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Colored Paper no. 7. Lot 188 Kerithoth is an all-comprehensive work divided into five parts. The initial four parts deal with the hermeneutic rules which Lot 189