Urim VeTumim

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

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Lot 58

Urim VeTumim

First edition. Title within typographic border ff. 76. Few stains, f. 25 repaired affecting a few words, tears taped. Ex-library. Later boards, rubbed and rebacked. 4to. Vinograd, Venice 957

Venice: Daniel Zanetti 1603

Est: $300 - $400
Philosophical commentary to the Books of Isaiah and Jeremiah, appended with commentaries to Samuel II, Chaps. 1 and 23. Meir Arama (1460?-c. 1545) was the son of the celebrated “Ba’al ha-Akeidah,” author of Akeidath Yitzchak, a favorite commentary to the Pentateuch. It could be suggested that Meir was applying his father’s method to the Prophets and Writings, but his works never gained anywhere near the popularity of the former. Born in Saragossa, Meir fled Spain at the time of the Expulsion and after a short stay in Naples he sunk roots in Salonika, where he preached to the emigré Aragonese Community