Midrash Shmuel [commentary to Ethics of the Fathers]

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Lot 70

Midrash Shmuel [commentary to Ethics of the Fathers]

Second Edition. Title within woodcut architectural arch. Opening word of each chapter within floral woodcut border. Owner’s signature on title page: “Simcha Katz Ziskind.” ff. 252. A bright copy. Calf-backed marbled boards. 4to Vinograd, Venice 679; Habermann, di Gara 72; Adams S-231

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1585

Est: $800 - $1,200
This standard work is the classical compilation of early commentaries to the Ethics of the Fathers. Di Uceda quotes some of the early Spanish scholars as well as his contemporaries