25 Lot 52 51 GIKATILLA, JOSEPH. Sha’arei Tzedek [Kabbalah–on the Sephiroth]. FIRST EDITION. Initial letters of title historiated, initial word of text within elaborate frame. Wider margins. ff. 52. Lightly stained, previous owner’s marks, signed by censors at end. Bound in Valmadonna-custom chestnut calf, spine titled in gilt. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Riva 35.] Riva di Trento, Jacob Marcaria the Physician, 1561. $1500 - $2000 ❧ Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla (Chiquatilla) (1248-c.1325), a profound Spanish Kabbalist, was a disciple of the founder of the school of “Prophetic Kabbalah,” Abraham Abulafia. Later, he entered into a scholarly relationship with Moses de Leon of Guadalajara (who publicized the Zohar) and composed some of the most detailed, yet lucid, expositions of Kabbalistic concepts. 52 (GREECE). Pirkei Avoth [Ethics of the Fathers]. With commentary by Michael Elyasaf. Printed on green tinted paper. ff. 40. Stained. Modern boards with original patterned wrappers bound in. 12mo. [Unknown to both Weiss-Pirkei Avot and Vinograd.] Salonika, Isaac Jahun, 1858. $300 - $500 ❧ The commentary was directed for the benefit of school-children, to study on Sabbath afternoon, in accordance with the community custom of the Jews of Ioannina, Greece. 53 (HAGADAH). Hagadah shel Pesach - L’Haggada Illustrata. Edited by Abraham Vita Morpurgo. Hebrew only issue (see below). Finely illustrated by C. Kirchmayr with 58 copper-plates. Musical arrangements on final page. With additional title-page PRINTED ON BLUE PAPER. pp. (2), 24 (sic, i.e. 42), (2). Trace stained, few neat marginal repairs. Bound in Valmadonna- custom gilt-ruled mottled mahogany calf, spine in compartments and titled in gilt. Folio. [Yudlov 1217; Yaari 899.] Trieste, Colombo Coen (Jonah Cohen), 1864. $1000 - $1500 ❧ “The Trieste Hagadah is undoubtedly the most distinguished illustrated edition produced in Europe during the nineteenth century.” (Yerushalmi 102-105). Different in format and design from any edition that preceded it, the Trieste Hagadah’s engraved illustrations, though inspired by the iconographic themes of the past, display a welcome freshness of design. Two issues were published simultaneously, one entirely in Hebrew and the other accompanied by an Italian translation. Lot 53 Lot 51