35 63 CHABIB, JACOB IBN. Ein Israel, Beth Israel (Ein Ya’akov) [anthology of Talmudic tales]. With commentary by RaSH”I, the Tosafoth, RaMBa”N, RITV”A and Ra”N. Two volumes. Titles within architectural arch. Vol. I: ff. 6, (24), 194. * Vol. II: ff. 190, 8, (22). Only a portion of title from first vol. present, title of second vol. with marginal loss, many leaves of both volumes remargined with occasional loss, stained. Second vol. slightly shorter. Uniform morocco. Housed in custom slip-case. Folio. [Vinograd, Prostejov 2; Mehlman 197.] Prostejov (Prossnitz / Prostitz), Isaac Prostitz, 1603. $4000-6000 ❧ One of the two books printed by the illustrious Isaac Prostitz in his hometown of Prostejov. The other 261 books he issued were all printed in Cracow. Prostejov, in the province of Moravia (today the Czech Republic), was home at various times to such notables as the Mahara’m A’sh, R. Yonassan Eybeschuetz, the Chasam Sofer and the bibliographer, Moritz Steinschneider. 64 CHABIB, JACOB IBN. Ein Ya’akov [Aggadic lore]. With commentary Koheleth Shlomo. DELUXE COPY, PRINTED ON BLUE PAPER. Formerly the London Beth Din copy. Three parts in one volume. Two titles. Printed on blue (six initial leaves on white). Signature on second title. ff. 4, 168, 15 (1), 190. Stained, opening title remargined, several leaves with neat paper repairs with some loss, second title with outer portion supplied in facsimile. Modern calf-backed boards, Tall folio. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 1528.] Amsterdam, Naphtali Hertz Levi the Physician, 1740. $1000-1500 ❧ RARE, BIBLIOPHILIC EDITION. PRINTED ON BLUE PAPER. See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Colored Paper no. 44. Lot 64 Lot 63