26 44 (BIBLE, (Hebrew. Genesis). Sepher Bereishith. Title within borders depicting Roman soldiers and conquests. Annotated in Latin, extensively in places. ff. 115. Lightly browned, fore-edges of final blanks curled, ex-libris at end. Later full vellum with morocco spine labels, worn. 12mo. [Vinograd, Rome 25.] Rome, Vittorio Eliano and Francesco Zanetti, 1578. $4000-6000 ❧ A SCARCE EDITION unknown to Darlow & Moule. The city of Rome never became a center of Hebrew printing as its more northerly neighbors did, likely due to the imposing presence of the Vatican. In fact this book, as well as two other minor works put out by the same printer, were the only Hebrew books printed in Rome between the years 1548 and 1618. 45 (BIBLE, Hebrew). Chamishah Chumshei Torah [-end] Title within ornate arch, three divisional titles, initial word of each Book within wood-engraved frame. Marginalia in Greek and Latin. pp. 506 (3). Browned. Modern maroon morocco, slip-case. 4to. [Vinograd, Antwerp 26; Darlow & Moule 5104; Israel Museum Catalogue, Plantin of Antwerp (1981) pp. 99-100.] Antwerp, Christopher Plantin, 1580-2. $800-1200 46 (BIBLE, Hebrew. Five Scrolls & Haphtaroth). Chamesh Megiloth - Haphtaroth mikol HaShanah. With Targum Onkelos (Targum Sheni on Esther) and Rashi. * BOUND WITH: Aaron Pesaro. Sepher Toldoth Aharon. FINELY BOUND: 17th-century calf, spine in compartments, elaborately gilt. Lacking Chumash, ff. 697-827, (1); 87. Foxed, censored in places, previous owner’s marks. Solander- box. Lg. 8vo. [Vinograd, Venice 740, 767; not in Darlow & Moule.] Venice, Asher Parenzo for Giovanni di Gara, 1590-91. $1000-1500 Lot 46