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 294


Apophtegmata Patrum- Pirkei Avoth [Ethics of the Fathers]. Hebrew with translation into Italian. Title within typographical border, printer’s device on title. Charming woodcut device of a basket of fruits, and an unusual woodcut tail-piece depicting a farmer driving his oxen, also with a bee’s hive and honey date palm, alluding to the Blessing of Milk and Honey Some light spotting on a few sheets Vinograd, Verona 57

Verona: Libantea 1826

Est: $4,000 - $5,000
A rare survival of an old Hebrew printed book in sheets, showing the technique of half-sheet imposition (“work and turn”). On the technique of half-sheet imposition see K. Povey, On the Diagnosis of Half-Sheet Imposition in: The Library (1956) pp.269-72