27 57 HOTTINGER, JOHANN HEINRICH. Juris Hebraeorum Leges CCLXI FIRST EDITION. Hebrew and Latin text pp. (12), 401, (13). Browned and lightly stained, title remargined, neat marginal repair to final leaf. Contemporary boards, Valmadona- custom gilt-tiled morocco spine-label, rubbed. Sm. 4to. [Freimann 140; Fuerst I, 414.] Zürich, Joh. Jacob Bodmer, 1655. $600 - $900 ❧ Swiss Protestant theologian and Hebraist, Hottinger (1620-67) was one of the founders of modern Oriental linguistics and Bible exegesis (see EJ Vol. VIII, col. 1047). The present work examines the 261 precepts that are expounded upon in Aaron Halevi’s Sepher HaChinuch. 58 IBN HABIB, JACOB. (Ein Ya’akov) Ein Yisrael - Beith Yisrael [Aggadic lore]. Two parts in one. Two titles, each within woodcut architectural arch. ff. 6, (23), 194; 191. Trimmed, previous owner’s marks, stained in places, final 5 leaves from a taller copy provided for replacement. Bound in Valmadonna-custom crushed morocco with gilt dentelles. Folio. [Vinograd, Venice 530; Mehlman 194.] Venice, Georgio di Cavalli, 1566. $1000 - $1500 ❧ The Ein Ya’akov is a compilation of all the Aggadic material in the Talmud, the aim being to familiarize the public with the ethical spirit of Talmudic literature. The Spanish author (1460-1516) died midway through production and the work was completed by his son, Levi ibn Habib. 59 IBN LEV, JOSEPH BEN DAVID (MaHaRIVaL). Shailoth U’Teshuvoth MeHaR”I ibn Lev [responsa]. Part III (only). FIRST EDITION. Title surrounded by florets. Wide margins. Signed by R. Yechiel Michael Halperin of Berzan on f.2. ff. 120, 133-175 (i.e. 174), (1), 187-190, (5). Some staining, previous owner’s signatures and stamps, upper left corner of opening few leaves dampsoiled and with neat paper repairs, tear on final leaf with loss of few words. Bound in Valmadonna-custom blind-tooled maroon calf, spine titled in gilt. Folio. [Vinograd, Const. 243.] Constantinople, Solomon and Joseph Ya’avetz, 1573. $600 - $900 ❧ Born in Macedonia and later settling in Salonika and then Constantinople, the author (1505–80) who taught in the yeshivah founded by Doña Gracia (Mendes) Nasi, was one of the greatest scholars of his time. The Chid”a in his Shem HaGedolim states that three scholars of that generation (all coincidentally named Yoseph) were capable of penning a work of the magnitude of the Beith Yoseph: R. Yoseph Karo, R. Yoseph Taitatzak and R. Yoseph ibn Lev. This multi-volumed responsa was first published in 1561, however for further bibliographic debate on the issue see Mehlman 748; Genuzoth Sepharim p.106, no. 162 and Areshet Vol. V p. 485, no. 162. Lot 58 Lot 57 Lot 59