Torah Ohr

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

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Lot 280

Torah Ohr

FIRST EDITION. Opening word within ornamental woodcut border. On verso of title, pictographic introductory poem in the form of a Candelabrum. Wide margins. On title, signature of R. Abraham Joseph Solomon Graziano, "Is"h Ge"r." ff. 36. Trace stained, few censor expurgations. Modern blind-tooled chestnut morocco. Sm. 4to Vinograd, Bologna 13; Mehlman 1202; not in Adams

Bologna: The Company of Silk-Weavers 1538

Est: $1,500 - $2,500
"Ish-Ger" Copy. Divided into 78 chapters, Torah Ohr deals with topics such as Heaven and Hell based upon the agadic sayings of the Talmud. The introduction contains interesting biographical information concerning the flight of the well-to-do Don Yachya family from Lisbon, Portugal via Castille, to Pisa, Tuscany in 1496