40 71 ELEAZAR BEN JUDAH OF WORMS. Sepher HaRoke’ach [ethics, rabbinic law and customs] DELUXE, WIDE MARGINED COPY, PRINTED ENTIRELY ON BLUE PAPER. Signatures on title including Dovid ben Shimshon Katz. ff. (4), 91, (1). Foxed, some wear, upper margins repaired, some worming, few leaves laid to size, title laid down. Modern blind-tooled morocco. Folio. [Vinograd, Cremona 14.] Cremona, Vincenzo Conti, 1557. $3000-5000 ❧ RARE, BIBLIOPHILIC EDITION. PRINTED ENTIRELY ON BLUE PAPER. According to Benayahu (HaDefus Ha’ivi BeCremona p. 192) only the Bodleian and Schocken copies exist on blue paper. See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Colored Paper no. 10. 72 EMDEN, JACOB. Eitz Avoth [commentary to Ethics of the Fathers, with text] FIRST EDITION. Signature of D. Meldola on title-page. ff. 82. Lightly browned. Modern calf-backed marbled boards. 4to. [Vinograd, Altona 51; Raphael, Aresheth III no. 7.] Amsterdam, (i.e. Altona), By the Author, 1751. $1500-2000 ❧ Besides providing the earlier commentaries of Bartenura and Tosphoth Yom Tov, R. Jacob Emden includes here two original commentaries: Lechem Nikudim, dealing with grammatical and linguistic issues; and Lechem Shamayim, of a conceptual nature. The book was published with the Haskamah of the author’s brother-in-law, R. Aryeh Leib of Amsterdam. Includes polemic against Zalman Hena’s Beth Tephilah - Luach Eresh, demonstrating that Hena did not properly vocalize Pirkei Avoth (ff. 75v.-82v). Lot 72 Lot 71