Pirush Na’eh al Mizmor... [commentary to Psalm 83]

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 378
ENOCH BEN ABRAHAM

Pirush Na’eh al Mizmor... [commentary to Psalm 83]

FIRST EDITION. Printed without a title page ff. 4. Lightly browned, upper margin closely shaved with loss. Needs rebinding. Sm. 4to Vinograd, Prague 414

Prague: n.p 1657

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
PRICE REALIZED $1,500
In the colophon, the author explains this is an extract from a greater work of his on the entire Book of Psalms but due to lack of funds, could not publish. Thus the decision to print this small portion only - for Psalm 83 is receited both in the morning and evening prayers. The complete work was never published. R. Enoch is recorded to have printed four other pamphlets: a homiletical treatise, a dirge on the suffering of Jews in the Ukraine and Little Poland, homilies on the existence of God and responsa published with those of his son, Judah