28 49 (BIBLE, Hebrew & Aramaic. Pentateuch & Haphtaroth). Chamishah Chumshei Torah. Two parts in one volume. Title within architectural arch. Additional divisional title-page. Each page with Hebrew text and Targum translation on facing columns. ff. 255, blank, 47. Lightly browned. Later diced calf, upper cover with “J.Jackson” tooled in gilt, expertly rebacked. 4to. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 25; Fuks, Amsterdam 154; Silva Rosa 10.] Amsterdam, Menasseh ben Israel for Henricus Laurentius, 1631. $1500-2000 ❧ This edition of the Pentateuch evidently received a very limited distribution. Despite the title-page, the Megiloth was not issued alongside it. 50 (BIBLE, Hebrew). Biblia Hebraica. Printed in double-columns (with Nikud). Title-page within architectural arch, additional Latin letterpress title, further divisional title-pages. The Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler copy with his bookplate on front pastedown. Early 19th-century inscriptions at rear concerning the binding. ff. 128 (Pentateuch), 124 (Writings), (2) (Table of Haphtaroth), 129-144 (Five Scrolls), (2), 147-254 (Former Prophets), (1), 256-369 (Latter Prophets). Opening title discolored. Later calf over thick wooden boards, expertly rebacked, rubbed, all edges gilt. Thick 4to. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 34; Fuks, Amsterdam 153; cf. Darlow & Moule 5124; Mehlman 35.] Amsterdam, Menasseh ben Israel for J. Jansson, 1631-35. $1000-1500 ❧ The second, and most important edition of the Bible prepared by Menasseh ben Israel. Three variants of this edition exist (viz. Fuks); this copy is variant B: Bound with the Five Scrolls after Kethuvim and Latin imprints on the titles changed from 1631 to 1636. See JNUL Catalogue, Treasures from the Library Ets Haim / Livraria Montezinos (1980) no. 95 (illustrated). 51 (BIBLE, Hebrew & Greek). Esrim Ve’Arba’ah. BOUND WITH: Novum Testamentum. He kaine diatheke. Hebrew title within architectural arch, Latin and Greek letterpress title. ff. 112, 166, (1), 94, pp. (7); and pp. (4), 264, (4). Browned and stained, Hebrew title with signature crudely excised resulting in two small holes. Later polished calf with twin clasps and hinges, upper cover loose, gutter split. 8vo. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 45; Darlow & Moule 4684 & 5127; Silva Rosa 28.] Amsterdam, Menasseh ben Israel for J. Jansson, 1637-39. $500-700 ❧ The third Menasseh ben Israel Bible. This copy contains the rare blank following f. 166 which according to Fuks (167) was “later cut out”. This double-columned Menasseh ben Israel Tanach was apparently preferred by the Vilna Gaon when executing his mystical Goral HaGr’a. Lot 51 Lot 50 Lot 49