3 6 ALBO, JOSEPH. Sepher Ikarim [philosophy]. Prominent printers device on title (Ya’ari, Hebrew Printers’ Marks no. 6). Initial letters of opening word in white-on-black decorative vignettes surrounded by historiated engraved border-piece. Few marginal notes in an early hand. ff. (154). Title-page worn and laid down with some loss, scattered neat paper repairs, censored (heavily so in places). Modern blind-tooled maroon calf. 4to. [Vinograd, Rimini 4; Mehlman 1191.] Rimini, Gershom Soncino, 1522. $4000-5000 ❧ Albo’s Sepher Ikarim presented religious-philosophical problems in a form accessible and comprehensible to all. For a brief examination of Albo’s philosophies and the thinkers upon whose ideas he built, see I. Zinberg, A History of Jewish Literature, Vol. III (1974) pp. 233-239: “It is a popular work, permeated with the heartfelt accents of the inspired preacher.” 7 ALFALAS, MOSES. Ho’il Moshe [collected sermons]. FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural arch. ff. 139 (9). Trimmed, dampstained. Modern blind-tooled morocco. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Venice 830.] Venice, Daniel Zanetti, 1597. $500-700 ❧ The late 16th-century preacher Moses Alfalas was a native of Tetuan, Spanish Morocco. A contemporary of the MaHaRa”L, R. Judah Löw of Prague, he too employed philosophical terms in his sermons, while giving them novel meaning. 8 ALFALAS, MOSES. Vayakhel Moshe [25 sermons preached in Venice, Salonika, and Tetuan] FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural arch. ff. 201 (10). Previous owner’s marks, dampstained, final four leaves worn. Modern calf. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Venice 831.] Venice, Daniel Zanetti, 1597. $500-700 Lot 7 Lot 8 Lot 6