Mikra Kodesh

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 192

Mikra Kodesh

FIRST EDITION second issue. A 17th-century owner proclaims definitive ownership (Chazakah) by inscribing his name three times at end ff. 40. Signatures expunged from title, lightly stained. Later vellum, worn. 12mo Vinograd, Venice 684; Habermann, di Gara 75; not in Adams

Venice: Giovanni di Gara The Month of Iyar, 1585

Est: $600 - $900
Kabbalistic commentary to the Book of Ruth, with short essays by Moses Galante, Solomon Alkabetz, Israel di Curiel Jacob Bei Rav, and others. The first issue appeared three months before the present one, but was immediately withdrawn upon the instructions of the Chief Rabbi of Venice Judah Katzenellenbogen, to be re-issued with a new introduction and a corrected text. See Mehlman 1063