3 5 ACHAI GAON. She’iltoth [homilies]. FIRST EDITION. With the rare 4-leaf indices often missing from other copies. Title within architectural arch. First words of five divisions of the Chumash richly historiated. Last leaf with Hebrew manuscript medical remedy written in an Italian hand. ff. 58, (4). Lightly foxed in places. Bound in Valmadonna-custom morocco-backed marbled boards. Sm. folio. [Vinograd, Venice 294.] Venice, Daniel Bomberg, 1546. $1000 - $1500 ❧ The first work attributed to an author subsequent to the close of the Talmudic era. Written for the thoughtful laymen, this is a collection of homilies based upon the order of the weekly reading of the Torah and focusing upon moral duties and ethical law. 6 ADARBI, ISAAC BEN SAMUEL. Divrei Rivoth [responsa]. FIRST EDITION. Wide-margined copy. ff. 220 (of 227), opening seven leaves provided in facsimile, variously stained, paper repairs to f. 8 with loss, final two leaves remargined. Bound in Valmadonna-custom chestnut morocco. Folio. [Vinograd, Salonika 107.] Salonika, David ben Abraham Azubib, 1582. $500 - $700 ❧ The author (1510-1584?) Rabbi of the Lisbon Jewish congregation in Salonika, was a disciple of R. Joseph Taitatzak and a colleague of R. Samuel de Medina (the MaHaRaSHDa”M). In this important collection of responsa Adarbi often takes exception to the latter’s rulings. See EJ, Vol. II col. 254. Lot 5 Lot 6