Mikra Kodesh

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

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Lot 238

Mikra Kodesh

FIRST EDITION (second issue). Title within typographic border ff.40. Trimmed and lightly stained. Modern quarter-calf. 12mo Vinograd, Venice 684; Mehlman 1063; Habermann, di Gara 75; not in Adams

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1585

Est: $800 - $1,200
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 The first issue appeared three months before the present one, but was immediately withdrawn upon the instructions of the Chief Rabbi of Venice Judah Katzenellenbogen, to be re-issued with a new introduction and a corrected text.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