Shailoth Uteshuvoth [responsa]

AUCTION 7 | Tuesday, June 22nd, 1999 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

Back to Catalogue

Lot 284

Shailoth Uteshuvoth [responsa]

FIRST EDITION. Printer’s device on title - escutcheon with three fleurs-de-lys surmounted by crown (not in Yaari, Printer’s Marks), surrounded by elaborate ornamental border ff. 114.Trimmed and stained, final two leaves marginally repaired. Modern boards. Sm. folio Vinograd, Venice 813; not in Adams

Venice: Matteo Zanetti and Comin Presegno (1595)

Est: $300 - $500
The highly wrought title-page was a hallmark of the Zanetti family of printers. The author succeeded Chaim Vital as leader of the Jerusalem Community in 1587. His relentless pursuit of old manuscripts, even hiring scribes to assist in copying and editing, resulted in his magnum opus, the Shitah Mekubetzeth