Pirkei Eliyahu [grammatical essays].

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 207

Pirkei Eliyahu [grammatical essays].

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Title within elegant type-ornament border. The Israel Mehlman copy. With inscription and signature of previous owner in an earlier Italian hand on verso of title and on final leaf, also with grammatical notes in an Aschkenazic hand at end. ff. 20 (including final blank). Trimmed, lightly stained, title neatly remargined and bearing small hole (not affecting text). Later calf backed boards, rubbed. Sm. 4to. Vinograd Pesaro 52; Mehlman 1236 (facs. no. 3).

Italy (Pesaro): (Gershom Soncino) 1520

Est: $5,000 - $7,000
Collected essays by the celebrated grammarian focusing upon phonetics, particles, gender pronouns and prosody. The first part, Perek Shira, presents poetic examples of the grammatical lessons. <<RARE.>> Opening pastedown with Hebrew inscription in the hand of Dr. Mehlman: “Yekar metziut meod veyekar erech.”