Tikun Sopherim

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

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Lot 70

Tikun Sopherim

Six volumes (Five Books of Moses and Book of Haphtaroth). First 5 volumes with exquisite engraved historiated title by Bernard Picart, first volume with additional title in Spanish and Hebrew, last volume with title within engraved cartouche by Picart. End of 5th volume includes Hebrew poems dedicated to various notables. The 6th volume includes Solomon de Olivera’s Calendario, with 3 folding tables, Amsterdam, 1726 An attractive set, uniform contemporary Dutch mottled calf, elaborately gilt, spines in panels, covers within floral borders centered by birds resting on branches, spine in compartments, marbled endpapers, final volume with arabesque on covers, spines lightly rubbed, 12mo Steinschneider, Cat. Bod. no.865; Kayserling 80-1; not in Darlow & Moule

Amsterdam: for Samuel Rodrigues Mendes, Moses Sarfati and David Gomes da Silva 1726

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
“An edition of the Pentateuch famed for its beautiful type and for its accuracy.” M.H. Gans, Memorbook (1971) p.186, no.10 (illustrated)