Me’ametz Ko’ach [sermons and eulogies]

AUCTION 41 | Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Graphic Art

Back to Catalogue Download Catalogue

Lot 5

Me’ametz Ko’ach [sermons and eulogies]

Second edition. Printer’s device on title, f. 225b and final leaf ff. 236. Censor's signatures on title and verso of final leaf. Stained. Ex-library. Contemporary limp vellum. 4to Vinograd, Venice 726; Habermann, di Gara 102; not in Adams

Venice: Asher Parenzo for Giovanni di Gara 1588

Est: $400 - $600
Me’ametz Ko’ach contains twenty-eight - (thus Ko'ach, the numerical Hebrew equivelant of 28) - sermons by this celebrated preacher of the Neveh Shalom Congregation and an important communal leader of the Salonika Jewish community. Almosnino draws upon a broad repertoire of medieval interpreters: Maimonides, Nachmanides, R. David Kimchi, ibn Shuaib, et al. See EJ, Vol. II, cols. 667-71. Born in Salonika, Moses ben Baruch Almosnino (c. 1515-c. 1580), hailed from a distinguished Spanish Jewish family originally from the town of Jaca inAragon. He was renowned for his knowledge of rabbinical matters and for his scholarship in the sciences, particularly natural physics and astronomy.