Chavatzeleth Hasharon [commentary to Book of Daniel, with text]

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 9

Chavatzeleth Hasharon [commentary to Book of Daniel, with text]

FIRST EDITION. ff.(116). Title laid to size, final leaf laid down, stained in places, few paper repairs. Modern calf-backed boards. Sm.4to Vinograd, Const. 223; Yaari, Const. 165; Adams B-1600

Safed/Constantinople?: n.p 1563

Est: $7,000 - $9,000
Highly Uncommon. Steinschneider (Cat. Bodl. no.180) lists the book as printed in Safed. Wiener (no.3727), Roest (p.221) and Zedner (p.147) all follow a similar logic. Thus assuming it to be the earliest Safed imprint, and indeed the earliest Hebrew book printed in Asia. The Chavatzeleth Hasharon was the first book published by Moses Alsheich, a significant personality among the illustrious denizens of 16th-century Safed.