86 155 MALKIEL CHEZKIAH BEN ABRAHAM. Malkiel [philosophical conceptions of the Afterlife, reward and punishment etc.] FIRST EDITION. Title within decorative woodcut border. ff. 22. Title laid down, expert paper repairs, f. 2 with small loss, library call number in two places. Modern cream calf, slip-case. 8vo. [Vinograd, Thiengen 5.] Thiengen, Eliezer Treves, 1560. $2000-3000 ❧ The author here discusses themes relating to the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Knowledge, Og King of Bashan and other enigmatic Aggadic materials. The fifth of only seven Hebrew books printed between 1560-67 in this small German town (today known as Waldshut- Tiengen) situated along the Swiss border in the province of Baden-Württemberg. All Thiengen Hebrew imprints are scarce - indeed all are entirely unknown to Adams’ comprehensive census of Hebrew Books held in Cambridge University Libraries. 156 MEINSTRASH, MOSES BEN SIMON OF VIENNA. Panim Masbiroth [commentary to Talmud Aggadah]. FIRST EDITION. Title within typographic border. ff. (41). Browned and stained. Modern gilt-ruled crushed morocco. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Prague 627.] Prague, Grandsons of Moses Katz, 1693. $400-600 ❧ The only published work by this author who was a hazzan in Vienna, grandson of the renowned Be’er, hazzan of the Alte Schule. See Heller, The Seventeenth Century Hebrew Book, p. 1237. 157 MEIR OF ROTHENBURG. Shailoth U’Teshuvoth MaHaRa”M Me’Rothenburg [responsa] FIRST COMPLETE EDITION. Including the Enactments of Rabbeinu Gershom. Title within historiated woodcut border incorporating printer’s device (Yaari, Hebrew Printers Marks, no. 37). ff. 2, 5-114. Leaves 3-4 were destroyed during printing and are missing in all copies. Foxed and browned, previous owner’s marks on title. Modern crushed morocco with central gilt devices on covers. Folio. [Vinograd, Prague 161; Mehlman 753.] Prague, 1608. $800-1200 ❧ First complete edition containing 1,020 responsa by this supreme arbiter of Halachic authority in Germany. Lot 157 Lot 156