Mekor Chaim [super-commentary to Abraham ibn Ezra on 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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Mekor Chaim [super-commentary to Abraham ibn Ezra on the Pentateuch]

FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural arch. Signed on title-page Jacob Baruch Hakohen Vital. The Alexander Marx copy ff. 130. Signed at end by censors including Giovanni Dominico Carretto.19th-century boards, upper cover detached. Sm. folio Vinograd, Mantua 63 (noting the existence of typographic variances); Adams 241

Mantua: Meir b. Ephraim of Padua & Jakob b. Naphtali Hakohen of Gazolo 1559

Est: $500 - $700
14th-century Spanish philosopher resident of Valencia, recounts in the introduction of the present work the suffering of the Jews of Castille as a result of the civil-war between Dom Pedro, Duke of Coimbra and his brother Henry the Navigator. In Toledo alone 10,000 Jews are said to have lost their lives