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

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Lot 131


Yad Kol Bo. David ben Aryeh-Leib Lida (Edited by his son, Pesachya). [Compendium including the Pentateuch with Targum & Rashi; Migdal David, super-commentary to Rashi; Ir Miklat, on the 613 precepts; Seder Tephiloth Mikol Hashanah, prayers for the entire year; Asarah Hilulim, commentary to the Book of Psalms; Sod Hashem VeSharvit Hazahav, on the laws of circumcision; Shomer Shabbath, on the laws of Sabbath observance; and others] ff. (2), 94, 56 (i.e. 59), 74, 34, 54 (i.e. 56), 40. Title laid down, some staining, lower corners of titles and first eight leaves remargined with some loss of text, made-up copy. Modern half-calf. Folio Yudlov 163; Vinograd, Frankfurt a/Main 469

Frankfurt a/Main: Johannes Koellner 1727

Est: $800 - $1,200
A collection of 14 works, including a Passover Haggadah (final leaves, not noted in the listing of the 14 works). The appearance of naked Greek mythological figures on the original title page aroused considerable controversy as did the cherubs on subsequent versions. Indeed, no less than four different title-pages were issued for this volume. This copy with the third of four variant title pages - the version with naked cherubs only. See I. Rivkind, Sepher Ashir Besha’arim (“A Book Rich in Title Pages”) in: Studies in Bibliography and Booklore, Vol. 1, no. 2 (1953) p. 95-100. For an example with the original title page, see Kestenbaum & Company, March 28th, 2000 Lot 223