Sha’ar Hagemul [on eschatology]

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 197

Sha’ar Hagemul [on eschatology]

Title within architectural arch with the printer’s device of an armillary sphere resting on a scroll with a verse from Psalm 130:5; repeated on last page. f.26r with letter by the Author in Jerusalem to his son. The Mayer Sulzberger copy ff.26. Ex-library, few light stains, title neatly taped on verso. Later boards, detached. Sm.4to Vinograd, Ferrara 45; Mehlman 1214; not in Adams

Ferrara: Abraham ibn Usque 1556

Est: $2,000 - $2,500
The printer, formerly known as Duarte Pinel, fled his home in Portugal, for safety in Italy, following the unmasking of his heretofore concealed Marrano identity in 1550. Usque was responsible for the appearance two years earlier of the celebrated “Ferrara Bible” - the first edition of the Old Testament in Spanish. Clearly a testament to the tolerance and liberal sentiment of the princely Family of Este, rulers of the Duchy of Ferrara, who formed there a brilliant Renaissance court