Sepher Hakuzari [philosophy]

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 298
JUDAH HALEVI

Sepher Hakuzari [philosophy]

JOSEPH SOLOMON DELMEDIGO’S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON TITLE PAGE. First edition with commentary by Judah Moscato. Title within architectural arch Title repaired with loss to border, paper repair to final leaf, stained, later cloth-backed boards, 4to Vinograd, Venice 794; Habermann, di Gara 1244; Adams J-1401

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1594

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Only known autographed signature of Joseph Solomon Delmedigo (“YaSHa”R of Candia” [i.e. Crete]). Celebrated scholar (1591-1655), author of Sepher Elim and Ta’alumoth Chachmah (1629), Delmedigo was an ardent bibliophile who amassed a personal library of 7000 volumes. Title page also bears the signature of Eliezer Bellin (Aschkenazi), author of Sepher Ivronoth (1615)