Mizmor Lethodah [commentary to selected Psalms, with text]. ff. 184. * BOUND WITH: Samuel Aripul. Sepher Agadath Shmuel [prospectus]. ff. 14 [i.e. 13].

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Fine Judaica: The Library of the late Professor Abraham J. Karp.

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Lot 40
ARIPUL, SAMUEL BEN ISAAC

Mizmor Lethodah [commentary to selected Psalms, with text]. ff. 184. * BOUND WITH: Samuel Aripul. Sepher Agadath Shmuel [prospectus]. ff. 14 [i.e. 13].

FIRST EDITION. Title within wreathed architectural arch. Initials floriated. Former owners’ signatures on title First title wormed, ff.11 and 156 torn. Waterstained. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, rubbed. 4to Vinograd, Venice 614; Habermann, di Gara 41; not in Adams

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1576

Est: $800 - $1,200
PRICE REALIZED $1,100
Samuel Aripul (1540?-after 1586) wrote Mizmor Lethodah upon recovery from illness in 1571. The previously published Zevach Todah (Constantinople, 1572), a homiletical exposition of Psalm 119, is included as an introduction here. The pamphlet, Agadath Shmuel, appended to Mizmor Lethodah, outlines the contents of Aripul’s works and would appear to be the earliest Hebrew book-prospectus. See EJ, Vol. III, col. 437