She’erith Yoseph [on the methodology of the Talmud]

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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She’erith Yoseph [on the methodology of the Talmud]

Second edition. The Adolph Lewisohn copy ff. 44. Signed by the censors Giovanni Dominico Carretto and Clemente Renatto on title, this copy uncensored. Recent gilt-ruled sprinkled calf, spine in compartments, a.e.g. 8vo Vinograd, Mantua 186; not in Adams

Mantua: Moses Elishama Zifroni for Tommaso Ruffinelli 1593

Est: $300 - $500
Although Mantua was comparatively liberal in it’s treatments of resident Jews, Hebrew printers were obliged to undertake their work at the presses of Christian printers who had secured a monopoly of the right to issue Hebrew books. See Amram, pp. 324-5 and 333