Meir Nathiv.

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 82

Meir Nathiv.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Two title pages, opening title within architectural arch. Initial word within an elaborate cartouche. Wide margins. ff. 405. Lightly stained in places. Crude taped repairs on lower corners and margins of final leaves, last leaf worn with loss of few words. Later boards, variously worn. Lg. folio. Vinograd, Venice 93; Habermann, Bomberg 89; Adams B-1951.

Venice: Daniel Bomberg 1524

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
<<First Edition of the First Hebrew Concordance of the Bible. >> The author prepared this work 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.