Meir Iyov [commentary to Book of Job, with text].

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

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Lot 17

Meir Iyov [commentary to Book of Job, with text].

Second edition. Title letters historiated. Printer’s device on title (Yaari, Hebrew Printers Marks no. 34). ff. 124. Some light browning, trace marginal wormholes, previous owners’ marks on title, signed by censor at end. Modern gilt-tooled crushed morocco. Sm. 4to.

(Riva di Trento -) Venice :

Est: $500 - $700
Meir Arama (1460-1545) a native of Saragossa, fled the Expulsion to Naples and eventually sunk roots in Salonika, where he preached to the emigré Aragonian Community. He was the son of the “Ba’al Ha’Akeidah.”The printing of this edition commenced in Riva di Trento in 1562, however production was interrupted and eventually removed to Venice for completion. There, a new title-page was issued noting Venice as being the place of publication, although non-uniform fonts completed the volume (viz. ff. 5-44 and 49-64). See Tauber & Sonne, Kiryat Sepher vol. VI pp. 455-56 and vol. VII pp. 168-6.