Hebrew). Chamishah Chumashei Torah (-end)

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Lot 52

Hebrew). Chamishah Chumashei Torah (-end)

Four parts bound in one volume. Each with separate title page. Miniature edition without vowel-points. On title, inscription of former owner, “Joseph Le Moyne” (see below) pp. 264, 227, 238, (1), 287. Clean, crisp copy. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary vellum. Front board and spine detached from book. 16mo Vinograd, Leiden 22; Fuks, Leiden 25; Darlow & Moule 5114

Leiden: Franciscus Raphelengius 1610

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
A Crisp Copy in a Contemporary Binding The name “Le Moyne” figures prominently in French-Canadian history. Joseph Le Moyne (1668-1734) commanded vessels sent from France to Huron Bay as well as to Florida and Louisiana.With his brothers, he drove the Spaniards from Pensacola, after which he fortified Mobile and expelled the Spaniards from Ile Dauphin. He was promoted captain in 1720, and in 1722 became Governor of Rochefort, France, where he died in 1734