Neveh Shalom [philosophy]

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

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Lot 126

Neveh Shalom [philosophy]

Second edition. With seven foldout inserts pasted on margins of original leaves with interesting lengthy notes (see below), with many other marginal notes. ff. (4), 213, (15). Signatures effaced, some staining and marginal worming, few notes cut by binder. Modernboards. 4to. Vinograd, Venice 607; Habermann, di Gara 37.

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1575

Est: $400 - $600
A series of homilies on aggadic passages in the Talmud, interwoven with a discussion meant to serve as a defense of Maimonides’s reconciliation of Greek philosophy and Jewish thought. The author had a thorough command of all fields of knowledge of his time and this work is rich in references to Greek and Arabic philosophical literature. See EJ, XIV, cols. 1270-1. The inserted leaves contain philosophical comments and explanations. The leaf attached to f. 197b bears the name “Shoel ben Yechezkel Cohen” spelled out on the first eight initial lines, with the year 1775 on the final line.