Sar Shalom [commentary to Shir Hashirim]

AUCTION 22 | Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art Including Holy Land Maps, Illustrated Books, Photography and Graphic Art from The Collection of Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Conn

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Lot 23

Sar Shalom [commentary to Shir Hashirim]

FIRST EDITION. Upper seven lines of ff.93-4 supplied in facsimile. Many leaves wormed along margins, all expertly repaired. Modern morocco. Sm.4to Vinograd, Safed 3; Yaari, Safed 3

Safed: Abraham and Eliezer Ashkenazi 1579

Est: $12,000 - $18,000
Exceptionally rare. Not seen nor cited by Yosef Y. Rivlin in his pioneering article Letoldot Ha- defus B’Eretz Yisrael UbeSuria in: Mizrach U’Maariv, Vol. I, pp.104-109. Contains two important approbations and introductions from two of the greatest scholars of Safed, Elisha Gallico and Moshe b. Machir. One of the most comprehensive commentaries to the Song of Songs. The author interprets these oft enigmatic verses in many differing styles, from Peshat to citations from the Zohar. The third of only six Hebrew books printed in Safed before printing ceased, not to be resumed for some 250 years. All six of these volumes were printed by the Family Aschkenazi over a course of ten years. See A.J. Karp. From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress (1991) p.17-18.