Torah Nevi’im Ukethuvim

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

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Lot 83
(BIBLE, Yiddish).

Torah Nevi’im Ukethuvim

Translated by Joseph Witzenhausen. Printed in double columns in Aschkenazi cursive type, additional engraved title laid down (Habermann pl.42) Letterpress title laid in from another copy, trimmed, few edges frayed, worn in places, f.P:3 with loss along outer column, lacking f.2,H:1, final 3ff. taped along margins, modern half-morocco, folio Fuks, Amsterdam 398; Darlow & Moule (noted not listed) following no.4485

Amsterdam: Immanuel Athias 1679-87

Est: $300 - $500
Rival, and ultimately more notable Yiddish translation of the Hebrew Bible (see previous lot ). The litigation the printers Athias and Uri Halevi set upon each other caused the financial ruin of them both. See Fuks pp. 237-40 and 296-98; A.K. Offenberg, Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana-Treasures of Jewish Booklore (1994) pp.46-47 (illustrated)