Arbah Ve’esrim - Minchath Shai

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

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Lot 55
(BIBLE, Hebrew).

Arbah Ve’esrim - Minchath Shai

Commentary by Jedidiah Solomon Norzi, edited by Raphael Chaim Basila. 4 parts in one. Each part preceded by magnificent engraved frontispiece displaying 8 Biblical vignettes with printer’s device (Yaari no.121) at top, main and divisional titles in red and black * BOUND IN: Adolph Jellinek (Ed.) Jed. Sal. Norzi’s Einleitung...zu seinem Bibelcommentaar. Nach einer...Handschrift. (N.B. Friedman copy, with his stamps). 22pp. 8vo. Vienna, 1876 ff.(4),142,(2),88,(2),98,(1),(2),54,51,(1),5, first 2ff. laid down, few ff. remargined and other neat paper repairs with minor loss, modern vellum, large 4to Darlow & Moule 5150; Vinograd, Mantua 397 (incorrect foliation)

Mantua: Raphael (Isaac) Chaim d’Italia the Physician 1742-44

Est: $300 - $500
FIRST EDITION of this most important and comprehensive commentary to the Masorah, bears upon almost every word throughout the Bible in which the possibility for error or variant reading exist. Frontispiece carries an extraordinary depiction of the Deity as represented in the Prophet Ezekiel’s Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones (Chap.37). Such an illustration is most anomalous in a Jewish book. See C. Roth, Jewish Art (1961) cols.25-6 (illustrated)