Kli Yakar [commentary to Former Prophets, 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 162

Kli Yakar [commentary to Former Prophets, with text]

FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural arch ff.(1),3-564. Lacking f.365 (probably blank), title laid down with marginal loss. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, slip-case. Folio Vinograd, Venice 962; Habermann, di Gara 220

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1603

Est: $800 - $1,200
R. Samuel Laniado (d. 1605), one of the famous sages of Aram Tzova (Aleppo), is known as the "Ba'al ha-Kelim," because his titles start with the word "Keli" (Keli Chemdah on Pentateuch; Keli Yakar on Early Prophets; and Keli Paz on Isaiah). See David Sutton, Aleppo: City of Scholars (2005), p. 260, no. 376