(BIBLE, Hebrew)

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 27

(BIBLE, Hebrew)

Edited by Jacob b. Chaim of Tunis. With Targum Onkeles and commentary by Rashi, ibn Ezra, Kimchi, Targum, etc. Four volumes each with title within architectural arch, initial letters within elaborate woodcut border. First volume with extensive marginalia. ff. 234; 209; 211,(1), 66; 231. Ex-library, lightly stained in places, final leaf of vol. III rebacked torn with loss of few words. Modern calf-backed boards. Folio Vinograd, Venice 99; Habermann, Bomberg 93; Darlow & Moule 5085; not in Adams

Venice: Daniel Bomberg 1524-5

Est: $10,000 - $15,000
The Second Biblia Rabbinica, the first to present the Massorah. The text of this edition became the standard Massoretic text for all subsequent editions. See D.S. Berkowitz, In Remembrance of Creation (1968) no. 166.