56 133 (BIBLE Hebrew). Tehillim - Psalterium Hebraeum. Edited by Menasseh ben Israel. Title within architectural arch. With Nikud. Opening 11 leaves with verses numbered in an early hand. ff. 131. Lightly discolored, trimmed, endpapers removed. Contemporary full vellum, stained. 16mo. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 111; Silva Rosa 43; unknown to Darlow & Moule.] Amsterdam, Joseph ben Israel, 1646. $3000 - $5000 ❧ MOST SCARCE. Last of the three editions of the Book of Psalms issued by the House of Menasseh ben Israel. “Steinschneider had not seen this edition and doubted its existence” (Fuks, Amsterdam 178). Lot 135 134 (BIBLE) Christian David Ginsburg. The Massorah. Compiled from Manuscripts. Alphabetically and Lexically Arranged. FIRST EDITION. Four volumes. Text in Hebrew and English. Uncut. pp. 758; (4), 829; (4), 383; (4), 546. Ex-library, browned. Library boards, rubbed. Elephant folio. London-Vienna, 1880-1905. $1000 - $1500 ❧ A monumental, critical edition of the Masorah. The magnum opus of the Polish-born, extraordinary British Bible scholar, Christian David Ginsburg (1831-1914). 135 (BINDING) Seder Tephiloth [Hebrew prayers for weekday, Sabbath and select personal and festive events through the year]. According to the Aschkenazi rite. * AND: Book of Psalms and Techinos supplicatory liturgies for women]. All with translation and commentary in Judeo-German and printed in waybertaytsch type. Striking engraved title page with eight Biblical vignettes all relating to women. Additional title-page prior to Techinos (f. 121). BINDING BY BENJAMIN RAGUIN, C. 1730: Full calf with applied silver corner-pieces and extended twin silver clasps and hinges, marked “BR.” * ACCOMPANIED BY: Two silver shields engraved in Hebrew with male and female names: “Edel, the daughter of Leib and Aaron, the son of Meir.” ff. (1), 279, 176. Lightly stained and worn from use, title laid down with small loss to right margin, lacking f. 68, with f. 69 supplied in facsimile, new endpapers. Thick 8vo. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 1381.] Amsterdam, Shlomo Proops, 1730. $7000 - $9000 ❧ PROVENANCE: Stadhuis Museum, Zierikzee (Netherlands). See Museum Catalogue by Bernard van Noordwijk, Zilver van Kaft tot Kaft (2017) no. 20 pp. 54-5 (catalogue accompanies the lot). This prayer-book is known as a “Weibertefille” - a Siddur intended especially for women, customarily presented by a groom to his bride on their wedding-day. Lot 133 Lot 134