44 106 MORDECHAI BEN HILLEL ASCHKENAZI. Simanei (VeKitzurei Ha)Mordechai [index]. FIRST EDITION. Edited by Joseph Ottolenghi. Title letters within woodcut vignettes. Some under-linings and couple of marginal notations. ff. 45 (supplement only). Few light stains. Bound in Valmadonna-custom deep cherry blind-tooled calf with gilt corner embellishments, spine titled in gilt. Folio. [Vinograd, Riva 9.] Riva Di Trento, (Jacob Marcaria), 1559. $600 - $900 107 MORDECHAI BEN HILLEL ASCHKENAZI. Simanei VeKitzurei HaMordechai. Edited by Joseph Ottolenghi. Second edition. THE R. ABRAHAM JOSEPH SOLOMON GRAZIANO (ISH GE’R) COPY with his signature on title (and two other places), as well as a signature “…Modena…” Verso of title-page is a 3-line autograph manuscript note by Graziano recording from whom, and where, he purchased this book. Ish Ger has also noted the Tracatate division on top left corner of each recto leaf throughout the entire volume. ff. 176. Touch stained, remnants of stamps on title-page. Bound in Valmadonna-custom chestnut calf, title gilt on spine. 8vo. [Vinograd, Riva 11.] Riva di Trento, (Jacob Marcaria), 1559. $1000 - $1500 ❧ A learned and broad-minded rabbi, Abraham Joseph Solomon Graziano of Modena (d. 1684), was a noted halachic scholar, bibliophile and poet. See S. Baron, Teshuvah…me’eth R. Abraham Graziano in: Studies in Memory of A.S. Freidus (1929) pp. 122-37; A. J. Karp, From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, pp. 155-6. 108 MORDECHAI HALEVI (Chief Rabbi of Egypt). Darchei Noam [responsa]. With supplement: Kuntress BeMishpat Yemei HaMilah [on circumcision] by Abraham HaLevi (son of the author). FIRST EDITION. Diagram of Temple on verso of title. ADDITIONAL UNRECORDED TEMPLE DIAGRAM at end. Addendum with separate title-page. ff. 282, 41, (1). Previous owner’s marks, stained in places, final leaf wormed. Bound in Valmadonna-custom calf-backed marbled boards. Sm. folio. [Vinograd, Venice 1490.] Venice, Bragadin, 1697. $500 - $700 ❧ The Egyptian born author (d. 1684) served for several decades as Rabbi and Dayan in Cairo before moving to Jerusalem where he died. This, his only published work, is a valuable insight into contemporary Jewish life in Egypt and was often cited by many later rabbinic authorities. Lot 108 Lot 106 Lot 107