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Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art Featuring an Exceptional Collection of American Judaica

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Lot 182


Pirkei Avoth [Ethics of the Fathers]. With commentary “Minchah Chadashah” by Jechiel Michel Maraptchik, compiled from commentaries including Rashi, Maimonides, Ovadiah Bartenura, Don Isaac Abrabanel, Moses Almosnino, Beith Lechem Yehudah, Lev Avoth, et al. ff. 84. Ex-library. Lightly browned, stained in places. Contemporary vellum-backed wooden boards. Sm. 4to Vinograd, Cracow 40; Mehlman 134

Cracow: (Isaac Prostitz) (1576)

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
The First Commentary on Ethics of the Fathers by an East European Scholar Y. Y. Cohen attests to the scarcity of this work in his bibliography of commentaries and translations of Ethics of the Fathers. See Masecheth Avoth - Peirusheha ve-Targumeha be-Aspaklariyath ha-Doroth, in Kiryath Sepher, Vol. 40 (1964-5), pp.104-117, no.14. Provenance: Christie’s, Hebrew Printed Books: Duplicates from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, 22nd May 1986, Lot 84.