Livyath Chen [Hebrew grammar]

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 167

Livyath Chen [Hebrew grammar]

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Title within woodcut architectural arch. With signature of Gur Aryeh Halevi (Gal”i) on title and his marginal notes throughout. Final leaf contains signature Moshe Ish Tov Halevi. ff. (6 of 8), 108. Dampwrinkled and stained, title laid down. Modern calf. 4to. Vinograd, Mantua 39; Mehlman 1239.

Mantua: Jacob ben Naphtali Hakohen 1557

Est: $600 - $900
The author, a highly regarded Italian Kabbalist, helped facilitate the first printing of the Zohar in Mantua in 1558. A mystical element clearly influences the Livyath Chen, indeed passages from the Zohar are found therein. See I. Tishbi, Kovetz Perakim, Vol. I, pp. 148-153. The signatory Gur Aryeh Halevi (Finzi) was Rabbi in Mantua during the 17th century. His commentary Gur Aryeh on Shulchan Aruch was published in Mantua, 1722-23. The signatory Moshe Ish Tov Halevi, a communal leader in Verona in the 17th century is cited in Pinkas Kahal Verona p. 132. (Further information concerning the signatories accompanies the lot).