Goren Nachon

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

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Lot 249

Goren Nachon

FIRST EDITION. The diagrams on f. 6 and 8 illustrate groupings of the basic characteristics of human nature ff. 17, (1), 30. Mispaginated (as all copies) though complete. Hebrew marginalia in an Italian hand, slight staining and marginal worming repaired. Ex-library. Later half -calf over marbled boards. 4to Vinograd, Riva di Trento 37, 39, 40; Mehlman 1363; Amram, p. 305

Riva di Trento: (Joseph Ashkenazi of Padua) 1562

Est: $600 - $900
Goren Nachon is a collection of three classic philosophic works: ibn Gabirol’s Tikun Middoth HaNephesh; ibn Ishak’s Musarei HaPhilosophim; and Sepher HaTapu’ach, attributed to Aristotle. All three works were translated from Arabic. Ibn Gabirol was translated by Judah ibn Tibbon; Bin Ishak by Judah al-Harizi, and pseudo-Aristotle by Abraham b. Chasdai Halevi. The editor Joseph Aschkenazi of Padua added subject headings and names of scholars cited in each paragraph (noted alongside the margins). See Waxman, Vol. I, pp. 355-358; EJ, Vol. II, cols. 628-629; VII, cols. 236, 238, 243.