Shailoth Uteshuvoth [responsa]

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 33

Shailoth Uteshuvoth [responsa]

FIRST EDITION. Printer’s device on title - escutcheon with three fleurs-de-lys surmounted by crown (not in Yaari, Printer’s Marks), surrounded by elaborate ornamental border. Opening blank signed by Eliakim Getzel Eidlisz, title-page signed by Tuviah Baruch, Av Beth Din of Kutna. The Alexander Marx copy ff. 114. Stained, rear free-endpaper removed. 17th-century calf, spine gilt, rubbed. Sm. folio Vinograd, Venice 813; not in Adams

Venice: Matteo Zanetti and Comin Presegno (1595)

Est: $300 - $500
The highly wrought title-page was a hallmark of the Zanetti family of printers, The author succeeded Chaim Vital as leader of the Jerusalem Community in 1587. His relentless pursuit of old manuscripts, even hiring scribes to assist in copying and editing, resulted in his magnum opus, the Shitah Mekubetzeth