Tov Shem

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

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Lot 105
Elyakim ben Naphtali.

Tov Shem

FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural columns ff. 32 (mispaginated, but complete). Some worming and staining, tear on upper margin on final twelve leaves touching a few letters. Ex-library. Recent boards. 4to Vinograd, Venice 1007

Venice: Isaac Gershon 1606

Est: $400 - $600
This work consists of selections from Talmud, Midrashim, Zohar and medieval authorities (especially Nachmanides’ Sha'ar he-Gemul), concerning retribution, suffering in the tomb (tza'ar ha-kever), and the resurrection. The title derives from the thought that through the acquisition of a “good name” (i.e. practicing good deeds) one will inherit the World to Come. See JE, Vol. V, p. 110