Hebrew). Hutter, Elias. Sepher Tehillim…Liber Psalmorum

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 32

Hebrew). Hutter, Elias. Sepher Tehillim…Liber Psalmorum

first edition. Title has vignette of King David playing harp. Wide margined copy ff. (128). Browned, waterstained,outer margins of several leaves wormed with no loss of text. Contemporary vellum with clasps and hinges (one missing). Folio Vinograd, Hamburg 14; Darlow and Moule, p. 710, no. 5108

Hamburg: Froben 1636

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
What makes this edfition of the Hebrew Psalms a marvel of typography is that the editor Hutter has bolded the root letters (shorashim) of each word, leaving the rest of the word in hollow type. Furthermore, when a root letter in any word does not appear, it is printed in small type above the line. Concerning “Hutter’s Hebrew Bible” see H.C. Zafren, E. Hutter’s Hebrew Bibles in: J. Bloch Memorial Volume (New York, 1960), pp. 29-39