Sepher Yuchasin [onomasticon and history]

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

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Lot 281

Sepher Yuchasin [onomasticon and history]

Second edition, first with printed glosses by Moses Isserles (the RM”A) ff.168, mispaginated though complete, title supplied from a shorter copy, f.121 detached, final leaf repaired with loss, few stains, contemporary boards, worn, 4to Vinograd, Cracow 63; Adams A-46

Cracow: (Isaac Prostitz) 1580-81

Est: $400 - $600
Outlines the historical development of the Oral Law and establishes the chronology of the Sages who transmitted it. Also chronicles the history of various nations along with the state of scientific research and scholarship. The narrative reaches the author’s day (the Spanish Expulsion)