Sepher Ikarim [philosophy].

AUCTION 74 | Thursday, November 09th, 2017 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Sepher Ikarim [philosophy].

Prominent printers device on title (Ya’ari, Hebrew Printers’ Marks no. 6). Initial letters of opening word in white-on-black decorative vignettes surrounded by historiated engraved border-piece. Few marginal notes in an early hand. ff. (154). Title-page worn and laid down with some loss, scattered neat paper repairs, censored (heavily so in places). Modern blind-tooled maroon calf. 4to.


Est: $4,000 - $5,000
Albo’s Sepher Ikarim presented religious-philosophical problems in a form accessible and comprehensible to all. For a brief examination of Albo’s philosophies and the thinkers upon whose ideas he built, see I. Zinberg, A History of Jewish Literature, Vol. III (1974) pp. 233-239: “It is a popular work, permeated with the heartfelt accents of the inspired preacher.”