Hebrew. Ecclesiastes). Sepher Koheleth.

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Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 31

Hebrew. Ecclesiastes). Sepher Koheleth.

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
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.