Abudraham [commentary to prayers]

AUCTION 6 | Tuesday, November 17th, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 4

Abudraham [commentary to prayers]

Second edition. Printed in double-columns in rabbinic type. ff.100. Title crudely remargined, upper corner of f.4 torn with loss, final leaf repaired on verso, few leaves rehinged, stained and wormed in places. Modern buckram. Sm. folio Vinograd, Const. 38; Yaari, Const. 22; Mehlman 603; not in Adams

Constantinople: Astruc de Toulon 1513

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
From the first Hebrew book printed in Constantinople in 1492, the Hebrew printing-press was the only one to exist throughout the Ottoman Empire until the 17th-century. In its first two hundred years it produced some 300 Hebrew works.