With commentary of Rashi. Biblical Text in square type with Nikud. Commentary in rabbinic type without Nikud. An early owner records on final page the birth of a son in 1540. The printer omitted a portion of chap. V, verses 17-18, which has been supplied in an old Italian hand: “ki hu chelko: gam kol ha-adam asher nathan lo Ha’Elo-him” (f.4v). <<A Wide-Margined Copy.>>
Complete in ff. 10. Lightly stained, opening leaf remargined, few neat repairs, corners rounded. 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: $5,000 - $7,000
PRICE REALIZED $6,500
From the <<FIRST EDITION OF KETHUVIM IN HEBREW.>> A freestanding text of Koheleth.
See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Incunables no. 33.