Mizmor LeThodah [commentary to selected Psalms, with vocalized text]

AUCTION 47 | Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 47

Mizmor LeThodah [commentary to selected Psalms, with vocalized text]

FIRST EDITION. Title within wreathed columns. Opening letters within decorative woodcut vignettes. Numerous marginalia in Judeo-Espanol ff. 184. Leaves 57-60 duplicated. Small portion of f. 85 torn away, trimmed and stained, trace wormed. Modern calf. 4to Vinograd, Venice 614; Habermann, di Gara 41

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1576

Est: $500 - $700
Aripul wrote Mizmor LeThodah upon recovery from illness in 1571. The previously published Zevach Todah (Constantinople, 1572), a homiletical exposition of Psalm 119, is included as an introduction to Mizmor Lethodah. A pamphlet, Agudath Shmuel, appended to Mizmor Lethodah, outlines the contents of Aripul’s works and would appear to be the earliest Hebrew book-prospectus. See Y. Rivkind: in Kiryath Sepher, Vol. IV (1928-9), p.279