Meir Nathiv

AUCTION 50 | Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art Including: The Alfonso Cassuto Collection of Iberian Art

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Lot 149

Meir Nathiv

FIRST EDITION. Two title pages, opening title within architectural arch. Initial word within an elaborate cartouche. Wide margins ff. 402 (of 405). Lacking portion of introduction and index. Previous owner's signature in Hebrew on upper margin of title, inscription in English along lower corner of title ("Elizabeth Bland...1700, Joseph Bland, her son and who knows how far further it may run"), slight marginal worming in places, margin of upper left corner of title repaired. Recent half morocco, corners rubbed. Thick folio Vinograd, Venice 93; Habermann, Bomberg 89; Adams B-1951

Venice: Daniel Bomberg 1523

Est: $600 - $900
The first Hebrew Biblical concordance. Prepared by the author to assist Jews engaged in polemical debate with Christians. The text is ordered according to the roots and stems of the words and the Biblical Books are arranged according to the order of the Vulgate. On the identity of the author, see A. Tauber, Kiryat Sepher Vol. II, pp. 141-44, reprinted in Mechkarim Bibliographiyim, pp. 59-62. Tauber takes issue with Graetz and Reggio who state that Isaac Nathan is the author. Tauber maintains that Isaac wrote only the introduction, while the actual compiler was his relative Mordechai Nathan