Tephilath Yesharim.

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 181

Tephilath Yesharim.

ff. (4), 112, 213-277, 142. Mispaginated but entirely complete. Few light stains, edges frayed. Modern calf. 8vo. Vinograd, Amsterdam 1538; Yaari, Ladino, 166.

Amsterdam: Naftali Hertz Rofe 1740

Est: $2,000 - $2,500
An important early kabbalistic prayer book with Lurianic kavanoth based upon the writings of R. Moshe Zacuto. Although a Siddur with such kavanoth was previously published in 1712 under the name Beth Tephilah, the present edition contains many additions in a host of areas: halacha, kavanoth, “minhagei chassidim,” etc. Also a portion for Tisha B’Av (ff. 122b-125) contains a Ladino translation and commentary. Astronomical tables with a commentary by the editor R. David Meldola on ff. 130-142. The importance of these additions are highlighted in the approbation of Meldola’s father, the Chief Rabbi of Bayonne, France.