Zera Yitzchak [novellae to the Talmud, with supplement on Maimonides]

AUCTION 23 | Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 at 1:00
Hebrew Printed Books & Manuscripts from The Rare Book Room of the Jews College Library, London The Third Portion

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Lot 170

Zera Yitzchak [novellae to the Talmud, with supplement on Maimonides]

FIRST EDITION. Title within elaborate architectural arch. Tailpieces ff. (3),278,(6), 32. Trimmed with loss to few headnotes, stamp on title, margins trace wormed or stained not affecting text. Contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, rubbed. Folio. Vinograd, Tunis 1

Tunis: Jeshuah Hakohen Tanugi 1768

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Isaac Lumbroso (d. 1752) served as chief rabbi of Tunis. In the aftermath of the schism dividing the Jews of the city into two factions - native Tunisians and Gournis, or Italians - Lumbroso was appointed rabbinic judge of the latter. Lumbroso was one of the most brilliant students of R. Tzemach Sarfati, and his reputation as Talmudist survives to the present. JE, Vol. VIII, pp. 153-4 THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN TUNISIA. According to Vinograd, the first of only three Hebrew books printed in Tunis