47 114 NATHAN BEN YECHIEL OF ROME. Sepher Ha’Aruch [Talmudic dictionary]. Another edition. Printer’s device on title page. Title letters within decorative woodcut vignettes. Latin signatures on title. ff. 166. Touch browned in few places. Later full vellum, some cracking at hinges. Folio. [Vinograd, Basle 191; Prijs Basle 158.] Basle, Konrad Waldkirch, 1599. $800 - $1000 115 NOAH BEN PESACH. Toldoth Noach [commentary to Midrash Rabbah on Book of Exodus]. FIRST EDITION. Calligraphic pen-and-ink title-page. From the library of RABBI NACHUM DOV-BER FRIEDMAN OF SADIGUR, with his two alternating stamps on title and manuscript annotation on f. 3 along with more of his stamps. ff. 143. Lacking two opening leaves: Title supplied in manuscript, f.2 in facsimile. Heavily foxed. 19th-century sheep, rebacked and titled in gilt on spine, rubbed. Folio. [Vinograd, Cracow 395.] Cracow, Menachem Nachum Meisels, 1634. $1000 - $1500 116 REUCHLIN, JOHANNES. De Accentibus et Orthographia, Linguae Hebraicae [“Accents and Spelling of the Hebrew Language”]. FIRST EDITION. Latin interspersed with Hebrew. Large woodcut device on title and on recto of final leaf. 3pp with the terms of the Hebrew cantillation, lines alternating in red and black, 9pp musical scores (printed from right to left). Extensive use of distinctive Hebrew type. Marginal notations in an early hand. ff. 83, (5). Trace stained. Bound in Valmadonna- custom blind-tooled calf, spine in compartments and titled in gilt. 4to. Housed in fitted slip-case. [Adams R-380; Benzing 106; Sendrey 2081.] Hagenau, Thomas Anshelm, 1518. $4000 - $6000 ❧ THE FIRST PRINTED APPEARANCE OF JEWISH MUSIC a transcription of the Biblical Hebrew cantillation (“Trop.”). Reuchlin’s last, refined work on Hebrew grammar, De Accentibus contains a transcription of Hebrew cantillation for four voices. Scholars believe the notation was provided by the eminent Christian Hebraist Johann Boschenstein (1472-1540). On account of his proficiency in the Hebrew tongue, Boschenstein was suspected by his fellow Christians of Jewish parentage. See E. Carlebach, Divided Souls (2001) p. 162. See also B. Sabin Hill, Pierpont Morgan Library Catalogue, Hebraica from the Valmadonna Trust (1989) no. 21. REUCHLIN: See also Lot 71. 117 RUNKEL, SOLOMON ZALMAN. Sepher Chathan Damim [Kabbalistic discourses on Brith Milah and Marriage following the Parshioth of the Pentateuch]. FIRST EDITION. Title within type-ornament border. Title-page with stamp of Benjamin Niederhofheim the Mohel of Frankfurt (1810-85). ff. (28). Lightly browned. Bound in Valmadonna- custom polished calf. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Prague 138.] Prague, Moses ben Bezalel Katz, 1605. $3000 - $4000 ❧ R. Solomon Zalman Runkel (died c. 1426) was the teacher of R. Jacob Moellin (the MaHaRI”L). Runkel left his work unfinished, to be completed and brought to print by Isaac HaKohen, the son-in-law of the MaHaRa”L of Prague. See M. J. Heller, The Seventeenth Century Hebrew Book, Vol. I, pp. 150-51. Lot 115 Lot 117 Lot 114 Lot 116