PENTATEUCH AND HAPHTAROTH) Tikun Sophrim - Quinque Libri Mosis.

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 37
(BIBLE. Hebrew.

PENTATEUCH AND HAPHTAROTH) Tikun Sophrim - Quinque Libri Mosis.

Six volumes. Two engraved rococo title pages by Bernard Picart. Opening title with putti supporting an open Torah Scroll and coronet above with vignettes below depicting Biblical episodes from the lives of Samuel, Moses and David. Additional letterpress title (with small tear along inner margin) in Spanish and Hebrew. Further engraved title prior to Book of Haptaroth. Hebrew poems dedicated to various notables towards end. Concluding with Solomon de Oliveyra’s Calendario, with 3 folding tables, Amsterdam, 1726. ff.(5),3-327,(1),328-418,420-446,(8),pp.16-9,ff.(5). Vol. I-V: Wide margins. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, rubbed, two spines chipped at foot. Vol. VI: Title detached, lacking f.419. Contemporary calf gilt, covers detached.12mo Vinograd, Amsterdam 1292; Kayserling 80-1; not in Darlow & Moule

Amsterdam: for Samuel Rodrigues Mendes, Moses Zarfati de Gerona and David Gomez 1726

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
A delightful Bible “famed for its beautiful type and for its accuracy.” M.H. Gans, Memorbook (1971) p.186, no.10 (illustrated). A luxury copy of this edition, with hand-colored title-pages was sold by Kestenbaum & Company, 23rd June 1998, Lot 39.