64 119 KALONYMOS BEN KALONYMOS OF ARLES. Even Bochan [ethics in the form of satire]. Third edition. Learned marginalia throughout. Verso of title-page with inscription and signature by Samson Cohen Modon. ff. 32. Dampwrinkled, previous owner’s marks, signed by censors at end. Few light stains. Modern mottled calf. 4to. [Vinograd, Cremona 18.] Cremona, Vincenzo Conti, 1558. $500-700 ❧ From a prominent and distinguished Provençal Jewish family, the philosopher Kalonymos of Arles (1287-1337) pokes fun here at the human condition, at aspiring patricians who claim bogus pedigrees, self-proclaimed savants and pious frauds. Also noted are historical references to the first expulsion from France in 1306 and to the massacres of 1320-21. See I. Davidson, Parody in Jewish Literature pp. 28-9; M. Waxman, A History of Jewish Literature Vol. II, pp. 608 -11. 120 KARO, ISAAC. Toldoth Yitzchak [novellae to the Pentateuch]. Second edition. Title within architectural arch. AN UNCOMMONLY WIDE-MARGINED COPY. ff. (1), 81. Inheritance inscription on title-page, trace wormed along outer margins, ff.3-15 with repaired dampsoiling along inner margin with minimal loss. Later blind-tooled calf, lightly rubbed. Tall folio. [Vinograd, Mantua 58.] Mantua, Venturin Ruffinelli, 1558. $600-900 ❧ A concisely written commentary to the Chumash which includes literal, homiletical, kabbalistic and philosophical interpretations. The author, Isaac Karo (not to be confused with his celebrated nephew, R. Joseph Karo), was a native of Toledo and a man of broad culture. Several years before the Spanish Expulsion in 1492, Isaac Karo moved his yeshivah to Portugal, but following the the subsequent expulsion of the Jews from Portugal in 1497, he was forced to flee to Turkey. Karo entered the rabbinate in Constantinople, where Toldoth Yitzchak was first published in 1518. Its extreme popularity is evidenced by the fact that two editions were published in the same year of 1558 (Riva di Trento and Mantua). See EJ, V col. 193. Lot 119 Lot 118 ff. (1), 81. Inheritance inscription on title-page, trace wormed along outer margins, ff.3-15 with repaired dampsoiling along inner nephew, R. Joseph Karo), was a native of Toledo and a man of Lot 120