[Midrashic commentary to the Book of Psalms]. Anonymous.

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

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Lot 159

[Midrashic commentary to the Book of Psalms]. Anonymous.

<<First Edition.>> Few marginal notes. <<A wide-margined copy.>> ff. 51. Lightly stained, censored, inscription on and with stamp removed from opening page, f. 46 with small hole, final leaf repaired with some loss. Modern blind-tooled calf. Housed in custom slip-case. Sm. folio.


Est: $10,000 - $15,000
The Midrash Tehilim, also known as Midrash Shocher-Tov due to its opening verse, is one of the most beautiful composed texts of Midrashic literature. Its exalted language covers many variegated themes and contains colorful stories and parables. Entitled “Midrash Tilim” (without the letter “Hei”), it concludes at Psalm chap. 118. The Midrash on Psalms chaps. 119-150 was published approximately three years later (bibliographers debate the exact imprint and date).