Seder Hanikur [on the porging of meat]

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 215

Seder Hanikur [on the porging of meat]

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Text illustrations. Translation of terms into Italian, Spanish and German, all in Hebrew characters. With a poem in praise of this work by Leon Modena. ff. 8. Closely shaved affecting headnotes, some erasures on title. Modern boards. 16mo. Vinograd, Venice 807; Habermann Di Gara 153.

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1595

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
The author learned his trade in Cracow studying under the tutelage of Tzvi Yaakov Buchtner, author of comprehensive notes to Yaakov Weil’s Shechitoth Ubedikoth. When Soresina visited Italy he noticed that the work of Shechitah was performed by butchers who “do not know the difference between the various kosher and non-kosher parts of the hindquarters.” Soresina also found this Shechitah problem to be rampant in Turkey thus the trilingual translation of the present work through which he hoped a superior standard of Kashruth would result.