11 12 KAUFMANN BEN YUZPHA. Hilchoth Malveh VeLoveh [parody of the laws of Lending and Borrowing, based on the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides]. Manuscript in Hebrew, written in semi-cursive Italian hand, on paper. Signed by censor at end. ff. (13). Edges frayed, stained, stamp removed at end. Later blind-tooled sheep (incorporating two medieval Latin leaves), rubbed. Sm. 4to. (Italy), 16th century. $6000 - $8000 ❧ This composition was erroneously attributed to Zachariah Polisi of the 18th century (see I. Davidson, Parody in Jewish Literature, pp. 204-206), but clearly it dates from an earlier period which of course this manuscript makes quite apparent. The text of this parody was first published by C. Roth in HUCA Vol. 26 (1955) pp. 39-74.