Chelkath Mechokek [commentary to the Book of Job, with text]

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

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Lot 7

Chelkath Mechokek [commentary to the Book of Job, with text]

FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural arch. Biblical text in square characters provided with nikud (vowel points) and trope (cantillation marks); wrap-around commentary in Rashi script. On title, former owners' signatures: "Azriel Worms" and "Moshe Abuhab Suares." On penultimate leaf in Judeo-Espanol: "Este libro es de Moshe Abuhab Suares." Adolph Lewisohn morocco book-label ff. 103. Dampstained and dampwrinkled. Marbled endpapers. Recent blind-tooled crushed morocco gilt with dentelles, rubbed. Sm. 4to Vinograd, Venice 961; Habermann, di Gara 219

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1603

Est: $400 - $600
R. Moses Alsheich (d. after 1593), a native of Adrianople, Turkey, settled in Safed, where he was was ordained by R. Joseph Karo (upon whom had been conferred the reintroduced Semicha of R. Jacob Berab). R. Alsheich’s commentaries to the Bible became highly esteemed a result of which, he was referred to as "Alsheich HaKadosh" (the Holy Alsheich). See EJ, Vol. II cols. 757-8