11 17 ARAMA, MEIR BEN ISAAC. Meir Iyov [commentary to Book of Job, with text]. Second edition. Title letters historiated. Printer’s device on title (Yaari, Hebrew Printers Marks no. 34). ff. 124. Some light browning, trace marginal wormholes, previous owners’ marks on title, signed by censor at end. Modern gilt-tooled crushed morocco. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Venice 546.] (Riva di Trento -) Venice , Giorgio di Cavali, [1562]-1567. $500-700 ❧ Meir Arama (1460-1545) a native of Saragossa, fled the Expulsion to Naples and eventually sunk roots in Salonika, where he preached to the emigré Aragonian Community. He was the son of the “Ba’al Ha’Akeidah.” The printing of this edition commenced in Riva di Trento in 1562, however production was interrupted and eventually removed to Venice for completion. There, a new title-page was issued noting Venice as being the place of publication, although non-uniform fonts completed the volume (viz. ff. 5-44 and 49-64). See Tauber & Sonne, Kiryat Sepher vol. VI pp. 455-56 and vol. VII pp. 168-6. Lot 17 18 ASCHKENAZI, YEKUTHIEL (Editor). Margalioth Tovah [super- commentaries to Abraham ibn Ezra on the Pentateuch: Ohel Yoseph, Mekor Chaim and Megilath Setarim] FIRST EDITION. With astronomical plate at end (usually lacking). A WIDE-MARGINED COPY. ff. (4), 156, (1). Ex-library, lightly browned. Original calf over thick wooden boards, two hinges, lacking clasps, rubbed, expertly rebacked. Tall folio. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 1192.] Amsterdam, Isaac de Corova, 1722. $700-900 ❧ A FINE WIDE-MARGINED COPY. The editor states he gave this work the title Margalioth Tovah based upon the Midrash suggesting that an exquisite pearl hung from the neck of the Biblical Abraham. He compares Abraham ibn Ezra ‘in spirit’ to the Abraham of the Bible. Lot 18