Romemoth E-l [commentary to the Book of Psalms, with text]

AUCTION 55 | Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 8

Romemoth E-l [commentary to the Book of Psalms, with text]

<<FIRST EDITION. >>Marginalia. ff. 310. Title and final two leaves repaired. Modern calf-backed marbled boards. Thick 4to. Vinograd, Venice 997; Habermann, di Gara 238.

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1605

Est: $300 - $500
R. Moses Alsheich (d. after 1593), a native of Adrianople, Turkey, settled in Safed, where he was was ordained by R. Joseph Karo (upon whom had been conferred the reintroduced Semicha of R. Jacob Berab). R. Alsheich’s commentaries to the Bible became highly esteemed, a result of which he was referred to as “Alsheich HaKadosh” (the Holy Alsheich). See EJ, Vol. II cols. 757-8.