Complete in two volumes. With Nikud (vowel-points)

AUCTION 4 | Tuesday, March 03rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 127
(BIBLE. Hebrew)

Complete in two volumes. With Nikud (vowel-points)

Minor Prophets with commentary by David Kimchi (RaDa”K). Good wide-margined (mixed) set. First vol. extensively annotated in an early hand. Second vol. The Moses Gaster copy

Paris: Robert Estienne the Elder 1539-44

Est: $7,000 - $9,000
“Robert Estienne [was] the most outstanding figure in the Renaissance booktrade in France. As a printer...he occupies today a chief place in the history of typography, and it is to him primarily that the Estienne dynasty owes its reputation in this field.” F. Schreiber, The Estiennes, An Annotated Catalogue (1982) p.45. In June 1539, Robert Estienne was appointed Royal Printer and Bookseller in Hebrew and Latin. He immediately commissioned Jehan Arnoul to cut a new Hebrew type in preparation for the printing of this famous quarto Hebrew Bible, an edition renowned for it’s typographic artistry