Beith Ha’Uzieli [Sabbath sermons]

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

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Lot 129

Beith Ha’Uzieli [Sabbath sermons]

<<FIRST EDITION>> . Previous owner’s signature on title “Gur Aryeh Halevy” in an Italian hand. ff. (6), 100. Two leaves supplied from another copy, some staining, few paper repairs. Modern vellum-backed boards. Sm. 4to. Vinograd, Venice 970

Venice: Daniel Zanetti 1604

Est: $400 - $600
Judah ben Samuel Uziel (died c. 1600) was a scion of the Uziel Family, a prominent rabbinical dynasty of Fez, Morocco, whose country of origin was Spain. This workk was brought to press by Elazar ben Shabthai Belged, a native of Trikala, Greece who paid to have it transcribed in Salonika. His interesting introduction contains details of an incident whereby he saved the life of another Jew, yet was arrested and deported. The previous owner R. Gur Aryeh HaLevy (Finzi) was a Rabbi in Mantua, and author of a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch published in Mantua 1721-23.