13 24 (BIBLE, Hebrew). Chamisha Chumshei Torah [Pentateuch-end]. Title within architectural arch. Divisional titles. Various manuscript notations and translations by former owners. Rear cover tooled in gilt: “Sheriff Court, Edinburgh.” ff. 369, 124. Fore-edges blackened. Later calf, heavily rubbed, rear cover detached. 4to. [Vinograd, Venice 432.] Venice, Giustiniani-Adelkind, 1551-52. $3000 - $5000 ❧ WITH IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION TO SCOTLAND. Front pastedown inscribed in a 19th-century hand: “This volume was brought to the Sheriff Court at Edinburgh, to remain there, to be used in the proper and efficient putting upon oath of Jewish witnesses.” Jews have been present in Scotland since at least the late 17th century, Edinburgh’s Jewish community dates back to 1817. ACCOMPANIED BY: Newspaper report relating to the exhibition of this volume in Edinburgh, and correspondence between the Custodian of the Valmadonna Trust and the Sheriff Clerk’s Office, Edinburgh. 25 (BIBLE, Hebrew, Five Scrolls). With commentaries by Isaac Arama, Rashi and Targum. With introductions by Arama (the Ba’al Akeidah) and commentary to Esther by his son. First word of each Book within decorative border. Marginalia throughout. Censored in places and signed by censors at end. Final page with acquisition detail by Joseph-Baruch Lampronti, dated 1703. ff. 46, 14. Stained, few marginal repairs. Bound in Valmadonna-custom deep maroon blind-tooled crushed morocco, spine in compartments and titled in gilt. Folio. [Vinograd, Riva di Trento 29; Mehlman 45.] Riva di Trento, Jacob Marcaria, 1561. $600 - $900 ❧ Supplement to the Marcaria Chumash, 1561. 26 (BIBLE, Hebrew, Haphtaroth). According to both Aschkenazi and Sephardi custom. With commentary of R. David Kimchi (RaDa”K). Title within large architectural arch, with signature of Moshe Wertheim and his son, Meir. Wider margins. ff. 38 (of 42), final four leaves provided in facsimile. Worn and stained in places, corners of few leaves repaired with loss of text. Bound in Valmadonna-custom calf-backed marbled boards. Tall folio. [Vinograd, Venice 543; Habermann, di Gara 5.] Venice, Giovanni di Gara, 1568. $500 - $700 ❧ Supplement to the di Gara Chumash, 1567-8. Lot 25 Lot 26 Lot 24