112 206 YEKUTHIEL ZALMAN BAR MOSES. Kitzur Amudei Golah [abridgment of the shortened version of Moses of Coucy’s Sepher Mitzvoth Gadol]. FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural arch. Verse cited above the title evidently a fusion of Isaiah 50:2 and Isaiah 59:1. ff. 32. Dampstained. Modern calf. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Cracow 58.] Cracow, Isaac Prostitz, 1579. $600-900 207 YERUCHAM BEN MESHULAM OF PROVENCE. Toldoth Adam VeChava. Sepher Meisharim [Rabbinic code]. Parts I and II bound in one volume. Second edition. Printer’s mark of three crowns on title. Divisional title. ff. 16, 13-238, 104. Some worming, stained in places, opening title taped on verso, previous owner’s inscriptions, censored. Later calf, upper cover gilt-tooled with Hebrew name “Yitzhak Frani,” expertly recased. Folio. [Vinograd, Venice 461; Mehlman 742-3 (incomplete).] Venice, Bragadini, 1553. $1000-1500 ❧ A native of Provence, the author was exiled from France in the expulsion of 1306 and eventually settled in Toledo, where he studied under the guidance of R. Asher ben Yechiel (Ro’sh). In his Code, Rabbeinu Yerucham quotes the opinions of French, Provencal and Spanish authorities, recording for posterity the customs of those communities. Divided into two: “Adam VeChavah” focuses on life-cycles and ritual law, “Meisharim” deals with civil law. An important early Halachic codex, it was greatly relied upon by the Beth Yoseph. 208 ZARZA, SAMUEL. Mekor Chaim [super-commentary to Abraham ibn Ezra on the Pentateuch]. FIRST EDITION. TWO COPIES: First edition first issue; and first edition second issue (see below). ff. 130. Stained, trace wormed, previous owner’s marks. Uniform modern calf. Folio. [Vinograd, Mantua 63.] Mantua, Jacob Cohen of Gozallo, 1559. $1200-1800 ❧ The author, a 14th-century Spanish philosopher resident in Valencia, recounts in the introduction of the present work the suffering of the Jews of Castille as a result of the civil-war between Dom Pedro, Duke of Coimbra and his brother Henry the Navigator. In Toledo alone 10,000 Jews are said to have lost their lives. There are extant two issues of this first edition, with variants to the introduction. The present lot contains both issues. A blue-paper copy of Mekor Chaim in the possession of the Valmadonna Trust Library was exhibited in the Pierpont Morgan Library, see their catalogue: Hebraica from the Valmadonna Trust (1989) no. 37. Lot 207 Lot 208 Lot 206 Lot 205