Hebrew. Job). Sefer Iyov.

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

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Lot 30

Hebrew. Job). Sefer Iyov.

With commentary of Ralba’g (Gersonides). Biblical text in square type with Nikud. Commentary in rabbinic type without Nikud. Initial word panel within decorative white vine metalcut border. Marginal notations in Hebrew in an early hand. <<A Wide-Margined Copy.>> Complete in ff. 48. Minor marginal tears, lightly stained in places, paper tape repair at lower margin of f. 8r and f. 37, ex-library stamp on f. 1r. Modern blind-tooled and paneled morocco. Housed in custom slip-case. Sm. folio. Vinograd, Naples 2; Goff Heb-26; Thes. A-59; Offenberg 46; BMC XIII, p. 51; Iakerson 46.

Naples: [Joseph ben Jacob Aschkenazi Gunzenhauser] 1487

Est: $12,000 - $18,000
From the <<FIRST EDITION OF KETHUVIM IN HEBREW.>> Book of Job only, forming the first part of the final section of the Bible (Hagiographa). The third production of the first Hebrew press in Naples. Provenance: Ex-British Museum (1889). See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Incunables no. 29.