Pirush al Hatorah [commentary to the Pentateuch]

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 4

Pirush al Hatorah [commentary to the Pentateuch]

FIRST EDITION. Edited by Samuel d’Archivolti. The Mayer Sulzberger copy (Halberstamm Collection). Printer’s device on title (Yaari, Printer’s Marks no. 18) ff. 425 (i.e. 424), (1). Signed by censors at end, foxed, verso of title repaired, final few leaves with neat paper repairs not affecting text. 19th-century half-sheep, rubbed, upper cover starting. Folio Vinograd, Venice 641; Habermann, di Gara 53; Mehlman 626; Adams A-54

Venice: Asher Parenzo for Giovanni di Gara 1579

Est: $400 - $600
“For many years the presses of di Gara and Bragadini seem to have been on terms of close business relations for Bragadini’s foreman Asher Parenzo superintended work done…at di Gara’s press, and we find… the three crowns of the Bragadini printer’s mark on the title page of [this book] and the small single crown of di Gara on the same page.” See D. Amram, The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy (1963) p.352.