13 21 BACHIAH BEN ASHER. Shulchan (shel) Arba [on proper conduct at the table, benedictions, the Banquet in the World to Come and resurrection of the dead] DELUXE COPY, PRINTED ENTIRELY ON BROWN/PINK PAPER. Printer’s device on title (Yaari, Hebrew Printers Marks no. 16). ff. 11. Modern calf-backed marbled boards. Folio. [Vinograd, Venice 296.] Venice, Cornelio Adelkind for Marco Antonio Giustiniani, 1546. $4000-6000 ❧ HIGHLY SCARCE BIBLIOPHILIC EDITION. PRINTED ENTIRELY ON LIGHT CHOCOLATE PAPER. Accompanied by correspondence to the Librarian of the Valmadonna Trust from an analytical chemist, recording his views on the scientific composition of the 16th-century colored paper. See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Colored Paper no. 2. 22 BACHIAH BEN ASHER. Biur al HaTorah [Kabbalistic commentary to the Pentateuch] (ff. 260). Stained, Opening leaf supplied in facsimile, few marginal repairs, final leaf laid down with loss supplied in facsimile. Modern crushed morocco, slip-case. Folio. [Vinograd, Rimini 5; Mehlman 640.] Rimini, Gershom Soncino, 1524-26. $2000-3000 ❧ The immense popularity of Rabbeinu Bachiah’s work is attested to by the dozen or so super-commentaries written to it. Additionally, his commentary serves as the oldest source for a number of otherwise unknown Midrashim, whose manuscript forms have since been lost. Lot 21