41 94 NO LOT 95 LUZZATTO, MOSES CHAIM (RaMCHa”L). Mesilath Yesharim [“The Path of the Upright.”] ff. 35, 39-49. Some staining. Modern limp vellum with silk ties, titled in gilt along spine. 8vo. [Vinograd, Mantua 516.] Mantua, Eliezer Solomon d’Italia, 1781. $400 - $600 ❧ Immensely influential work of ethics, first published in 1740. 96 (MEDICINE) Baruch ben Jacob of Schklov. Derech Yesharah [on personal hygiene]. FIRST EDITION. With illnesses listed in both Latin and Hebrew. ff. 14. Stained. Bound in Valmadonna-custom morocco-backed marbled boards, spine titled in gilt. 12mo. [Vinograd, Hague 10.] The Hague, Leib Soesmanns, 1779. $1000 - $1500 ❧ This scarce work on personal hygiene describes “the straight path upon which one should conduct one’s spiritual and physical actions in order to preserve one’s health” (preface). The author (1740-1812) positioned himself between the worlds of traditional Eastern-European learning and that of the budding Maskilic community. He began his rabbinic career serving as a dayan in Minsk but left to study medicine in England. R. Baruch published works on astronomy, anatomy, medicine and translated Euclid into Hebrew - a work inspired by the Vilna Gaon’s belief that important scientific texts should be translated and made available to the traditional Jews of the study-hall. 97 MEIR BEN BARUCH (MaHaRa”M of Rothenburg). Shailoth U’Teshuvoth [responsa]. FIRST EDITION. Title within four-part historiated border. Wider margins. Signed by censors. Ownership signatures including Chizkiya b. Shlomo Anshel. ff. 108, (15). Few leaves with slight marginal wear, stained in places, title with minute worming repaired on verso. Bound in Valmadonna-custom chestnut blind-tooled calf, titled in gilt on spine. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Cremona 15.] Cremona, Vicenzo Conti, 1557. $1000 - $1500 ❧ The first of several, differing collections of responsa by this supreme arbiter of Halachic authority in Germany. For an exhaustive treatment of the Mahara”m and his influence from the 13th-century and on, see I. A. Agus, Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg (1947). 98 (MIDRASH) Midrash HaMechilta [Halachic Midrash to to the Book of Exodus]. Attributed to Rabbi Ishmael. Edited by R. Jochanan Treves. Second edition. ff. 37. Lightly foxed in places, stamp removed from title. Bound in Valmadonna-custom blind-tooled chestnut calf decorated with gilt accents and tilted in gilt along spine. Folio. [Vinograd, Venice 244.] Venice, Daniel Bomberg, 1545. $1500 - $2000 ❧ The editor, R. Jochanan Treves (1490? -1557?), was the author of Kimcha de-Avishuna, a commentary to the prayer book according to the Roman rite. A tireless proofreader at the press of Daniel Bomberg, Treves labored to establish accurate readings, which thus gave rise to the fame of this celebrated Venetian printing establishment. See EJ, Vol. XV, col. 1378. Lot 97 Lot 96 Lot 98 Lot 95