Hebrew). Chamishah Chumshei Torah [-end]

AUCTION 33 | Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Including Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Autograph Letters

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Lot 17

Hebrew). Chamishah Chumshei Torah [-end]

Text in double columns. Two titles in Hebrew and Latin. Engraved frontispiece. Three divisional titles. Latin introduction by George Desmarestz ff.(6), 293, pp.294-306,(4). Slight marginal browning. Previous owner’s inscriptions of verses on verso of front flyleaf in English, dated 1818. Contemporary vellum. 12mo Vinograd Amsterdam 734; Darlow & Moule 5139

Amsterdam : Gerardus Borstius, Franciscus Halma, Guilielmus van de Water 1701

Est: $300 - $500
Neat, unvocalized edition of the Bible based upon Leusden. It is suggested that this edition was favored by R.Elijah, the Gaon of Vilna, in performing “Goral Ha- Gra” - the art of bibliomancy, the Vilna Gaon’s method of using the Bible to predict the future