Sepher Haroke’ach [ethics, rabbinic law and custom]

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

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Lot 364

Sepher Haroke’ach [ethics, rabbinic law and custom]

FIRST EDITION ff.109 (of 110) lacking final blank. Signatures on title, expert marginal repairs without loss of text, stained in places. Modern vellum. Sm. folio. Vinograd, Fano 12; Mehlman 954; not in Adams

Fano: (Gershom Soncino) 1505

Est: $8,000 - $10,000
The first Hebrew Book to be printed with a title page. Gershom Soncino was perhaps the most prolific printer of his time producing more than 100 Hebrew titles and as many non-Hebrew texts (using the name Hieronymus Soncino). Regarding Soncino’s years on the Adriatic coast in Fano, see M. Marx, Gershom Soncino’s Wanderyears in Italy, in HUCA Vol. XI (1936) pp. 457-59