The Parma Psalter

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 185

The Parma Psalter

<<ONE OF 500 NUMBERED COPIES.>> Facsimile edition of the Thirteenth-Century Illuminated Hebrew Manuscript of The Psalms with a Commentary by Abraham Ibn Ezra. Two volumes. Text volume, prepared by Malachi Beit-Arie, Therese Metzger, etc., printed on blue paper. Limitation card with stamp of Publisher and Biblioteca Palatina in Parma tipped in. Formerly in the Stanley Batkin Collection. Original calf-backed vellum and full calf; slip-case. 12mo.

London: Facsimile Editions 1996

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
The manuscript was in the collection of G.B. de Rossi (1742-1831). In 1816 de Rossi sold it to Napoleon’s wife, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma for 100,000 francs. She presented it to the Palatina Library, Parma, where it presently resides