Goren Nachon

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

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Lot 243

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. Some staining and slight marginal worming, previous owners' marks, outer corner of final leaf repaired affecting a few letters. Modern morocco. 4to Vinograd, Riva 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 all translated from the original Arabic into Hebrew: ibn Gabirol’s Tikun Midoth HaNephesh; ibn Ishak’s Musarei HaPhilosophim; and Sepher HaTapu’ach, attributed to Aristotle. Ibn Gabirol was translated by Judah ibn Tibbon; ibn 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