Ma’aseh Tuviah

AUCTION 5 | Tuesday, June 23rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 74

Ma’aseh Tuviah

FIRST EDITION. Three parts in one. Title within architectural arch with fine engraved portrait of the author by Antonio Luciani on verso, anatomical plate and numerous fine scientific text illustrations, approbation from the Ecclesiastical authorities on final page, two divisional titles ff.(6),158. Previous owner’s signatures. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, rubbed. 4to Vinograd, Venice 1572; Garrison & Morton 6496.1; Friedenwald, The Jews and Medicine - Catalogue (1946) pp.59-60; Rubens 693

Venice: Bragadin 1707-8

Est: $3,500 - $4,500
A FINE COPY OF AN IMPORTANT HEBREW SCIENTIFIC ENCYCLOPEDIA Celebrated encyclopedia of medical and natural sciences. Comprising sections on geography and astronomy; theology and metaphysics (viz. Section Olam Ha’elyon, Discourse VI on the coming of the Messiah and the Sabbatian Movement); a lexicon of pharmacological and botanical terms in Hebrew, Latin and Turkish; and most significantly, an important section on medicine (including anatomy and gynecology)