Sententiae Morales - (Alpha-Beita d’Ben Sira)

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 40

Sententiae Morales - (Alpha-Beita d’Ben Sira)

Hebrew and Latin text. ff.(32), stamps on title, small tear to headnote on f.E1, marginally foxed, modern boards, 8vo Vinograd, Isny 11; Mehlman 1867; not in Adams

Isny: P. Fagius 1542

Est: $800 - $1,000
Differing versions of this sophisticated work have been published. This, the FIRST LATIN EDITION, consists of alphabetically arranged aphorisms. Fagius also published the Apocryphal Book of Tobit alsongside the Ben Sira. See A.M. Haberman, Chadashim Gam Yesheinim (1975) p.108 no.2.