Mizmor Lethodah [commentary to selected Psalms, 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 51

Mizmor Lethodah [commentary to selected Psalms, with text]

FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural arch. Opening letters within decorative woodcut vignettes ff. 184. Dampstained in places, last few leaves soiled and wormed, previous owner’s signature on title. Recent roan-backed boards, gently rubbed at extremities. 4to Vinograd, Venice 614; Habermann, di Gara 41; not in Adams

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1576

Est: $600 - $900
Aripul wrote Mizmor Lethodah upon recovery from illness in 1571. The previously published Zevach Todah (Constantinople, 1572) a homiletical exposition of Psalm 119, is included as an introduction to Mizmor Lethodah. A pamphlet, Agudath Shmuel, appended to Mizmor Lethodah outlines the contents of Aripul’s works and would appear to be the earliest Hebrew book-prospectus. See Y. Rivkind, in Kiryath Sepher vol. IV (1928-9) p.279