Toldoth Yitzchak [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 140

Toldoth Yitzchak [commentary to the Pentateuch]

FIRST EDITION. The Solomon Schechter copy. Title within ornate border (portion only present). Text printed in two columns in rabbinic type, headings in square type ff. 100 (of 102). Lacking final blank and f.11:1, opening leaf laid to size with radical loss, few margins frayed, occasional foxing and staining, not affecting text in all cases. Old sheep, rebacked, heavily worn. Sm. folio Vinograd, Const. 98; Yaari, Const. 59, Mehlman 680; not in Adams

Constantinople: Solomon ibn Mazal-Tov 1518

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
“A concisely written commentary on the Pentateuch, which included literal, homiletical, Kabbalistic and philosophical interpretations. (Karo’s) book reveals him as a man of very wide culture. Its extreme popularity is evidenced by the fact that four editions were published in the short period of (44) years.” EJ, V col. 193