Devarim Tovim [commentary to the Book of Ecclesiastes, with text]

AUCTION 14 | Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 at 1:00
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts From the Library of the London Beth Din

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Lot 13

Devarim Tovim [commentary to the Book of Ecclesiastes, with text]

FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural arch. THE YAIR CHAIM BACHARACH (Chavoth Yair) COPY, with his signature on title and numerous marginal annotations ff. 41 (of 42), (1), f.3 provided in manuscript in an early hand. Dampstained, paper repairs to f. 2 with affected words provided in manuscript, marginal worming. Recent boards, gently rubbed at corners. Sm. 4to Vinograd, Venice 922; Habermann, di Gara 205

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1601

Est: $2,500 - $3,000
Yair Chaim Bacharach, The “Chavoth Yair” (1638-1702), was one of Germany’s most outstanding rabbinic scholars, who additionally possessed an extensive knowledge of Kabbalah and the sciences. The title-page also contains the signature of Aaron b. Elyakim of Worms (where the Chavoth Yair resided) and others. The marginalia are in more than one hand. For an identical signature see Lot 281