[“Omnia in Eo:” compendium of Jewish Law]. (Attributed to Aaron HaKohen of Lunel).

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Lot 133

[“Omnia in Eo:” compendium of Jewish Law]. (Attributed to Aaron HaKohen of Lunel).

Third edition. Title with prominent printers mark depicting the Tower of Rimini on title (Yaari, Hebrew Printers Marks, no. 6). Initial letters of opening word within white-on-black decorative vignettes surrounded by historiated engraved border. Signatures on title-page. <<An attractive, wide-margined copy.>> ff. 164. Censor’s signatures at end, occasional staining, title page neatly remargined. Modern calf. Housed in custom slip-case. Folio. Vinograd, Rimini 7.

Rimini: Gershom Soncino 1525-26

Est: $8,000 - $12,000
Exhibited by the Pierpont Morgan Library, see their catalogue: Hebraica from the Valmadonna Trust (1989) no. 25. Because of the pernicious activity of the Dominicans, the printer Soncino had been forced to leave Pesaro. The City of Rimini offered hospitality and enabled Sonico to resume printing there. In gratitude he adopted as his bookmark the Tower of Rimini, flanking it with a motto from Proverbs “A Tower of Strength is the Lord; in it shall Run the Righteous and be Saved” - this was the very first Hebrew printer’s mark to appear in Italy. See Amram, The Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy, p.130.