Goren Nachon

AUCTION 38 | Thursday, November 29th, 2007 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 205

Goren Nachon

First Edition. The diagrams on f. 6 and 8 illustrate grouping of the basic characteristics of human nature. See EJ, Vol. VII, col. 238 (illus.) ff. 17, 30. Mispaginated (as in all copies) and misbound though all complete, some staining and marginal worming repaired. Later boards. 4to. Vinograd, Riva di Trento 37, 39, 40; Mehlman 1363; Amram, p. 305

Riva di Trento: (Joseph Ashkenazi of Padua) 1562

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Rare. Goren Nachon is a collection of three classic philosophic works: ibn Gabirol’s Tikun Middoth ha-Nephesh; ibn Ishak’s Musarei ha-Philosophim; and Sepher ha-Tapu’ach, attributed to Aristotle. All three works were translated from Arabic. Ibn Gabirol was translated by Judah ibn Tibbon; Bin Ishak by Judah al-Harizi, and pseudo-Aristotle by Abraham b. Chasdai Halevi. The editor Joseph Ashkenazi of Padua added subject headings and names of scholars cited in each paragraph (printed on the margins). See Waxman, A History of Jewish Literature, Vol. I, pp. 355-358; EJ, Vol. II, cols. 628-629; VII, cols. 236, 238, 243.