AUCTION 31 | Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew and Other Printed Books

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Lot 89


Printed broadside. Printer’s mark in lower left corner depicting a lion rampart Stained, remargined, repairs affecting a few words. Lg. folio

Mantua: Meir of Padua 1586

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
ENTIRELY UNRECORDED. The Jewish calendar is lunisolar; the months are reckoned by the moon and the year by the sun. The astronomical expertise required to make the necessary adjustments, mandated an interest by religious Jews in astronomy. This calendar contains detailed information regarding the New Moon, Biblical portions of the week, the time of the various seasons and other calculations