Nora Tehiloth [commentary to Book of Psalms]

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

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Lot 262

Nora Tehiloth [commentary to Book of Psalms]

FIRST EDITION Volume I only ff.209 (of 214). (of II: ff. 328 complete). Final 5ff. provided in facsimile. Stained and wormed. Later sheep, rebacked and recased. 4to Vinograd, Salonika 85; Mehlman 681; Adams I-18 (incomplete)

Salonika: Joseph Ya’abetz 1568-9

Est: $2,500 - $3,000
Seldom found complete. The second part was issued in a larger format, no doubt necessitated by difficulties in obtaining paper. This late 15th century Spanish commentary sharply criticizes the Marranos as apostates, and apparently persuaded many to return openly to Judaism. See B. Netanyahu, The Marranos of Spain (1966) pp. 172-5