21 35 (BIBLE, Hebrew and Latin). Mikdash Hashem Esrim Ve’Arba - Hebraica Biblia. Prepared by Sebastian Münster. Two volumes. Hebrew (vocalized) and Latin in parallel columns, with Latin notes at end of chapters. First word within woodcut frame, initial letter of each chapter historiated, divisional titles. Few marginal notations. Vol. I: ff. (12), 365. 1. Vol. II: ff. (4), 336-795. Dampstained and wormed. Contemporary uniform vellum over thick wooden boards, recased, wormed. Folio. [Vinograd, Basle 41; Darlow & Moule 5087.] Basle, Bebel for Isingrin & Petrus, 1534-35. $3000-5000 ❧ THE FIRST HEBREW BIBLE PRINTED IN BASLE. Münster’s outstanding effort, providing an original Latin text independent of the Vulgate. This first Protestant translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Latin exercised a considerable influence upon later Bible editions. See related article by I.I.J. Rosenthal, Sebastian Muenster’s Knowledge and Use of Jewish Exegisis, in: Essays in Honour of J.H. Hertz (1943) pp. 351-69. 36 (BIBLE, Hebrew. Early Prophets). [Nevi’im Rishonim] With commentary by David Kimchi (RaDa’K). The Dr. Israel Mehlman copy. ff. 158 (of 164) ff. 139-44 provided in facsimile, large portion of ff. 131-2 provided in facsimile, extensive expert repairs with occasional minor loss, lightly stained and wormed in places, previous owner’s annotations. Modern crushed morocco, housed in custom slip-case. Folio. [Vinograd, Salonika 46; Mehlman, Genuzat Sefarim 88.] Salonika, Don Judah Gedaliah, 1535. $4000-6000 ❧ A MOST SCARCE EDITION. Lot 36 Lot 35