62 74 MOSES BEN MAIMON (MAIMONIDES/ RaMBa”M). Sepher HaMitzvoth [“The Book of Precepts”]. Translated from Judeo-Arabic by Moses ibn Tibbon. FIRST EDITION. Issued without a title page. ff. 62 (of 68). Provided in facsimile: ff. 1-3, 7-8, 68. Leaves 4-6 partially in facsimile; leaves 61-7 laid to size with loss of few letters to upper corners of final two leaves. Lightly stained. Modern calf-backed marbled boards; housed in custom slip-case. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Const. 63; Mehlman 763.] Constantinople, n.p., c.,1510. $4000 - $6000 ❧ RARE FIRST EDITION OF A FUNDAMENTAL RABBINIC TEXT. The most authoritative listing of all the Commandments of the Torah, along with a brief description of each. Sepher HaMitzvoth originally appeared in Arabic under the title Kitab al-Farai’d and was subsequently translated into Hebrew by the Provençal rabbi Moses ibn Tibbon. 75 MOSES BEN MAIMON (MAIMONIDES/ RaMBa”M). Moreh Nevuchim [“Guide for the Perplexed”]. * WITH: Moses Provencal. Biur Inyan Shnei Kavim [dissertation on the Theorem of Apollonius]. Third Edition. With commentaries by Shem Tov, Ephodi and Crescas. Title within garlanded architectural columns with printer’s device (Yaari, Hebrew Printers’ Marks 20). Censors marks, notations and signatures. The Jews’ College copy. ff. (14), (2), 3-174, (2). Trace stained, repair to left border of title. Modern crushed maroon morocco, housed in slip-case. Folio. [Vinograd, Sabbioneta 8.] Sabbioneta, Cornelio Adelkind for Tobias Foa,1553. $4000 - $6000 ❧ Undoubtedly the most celebrated philosophical text in all of Jewish literature. A work that earned Maimonides his worldwide rabbinic acclaim and the affectionate moniker HaNesher HaGadol (’The Great Eagle’). Provencal’s dissertation and commentary on the Theorem of Apollonius concerning two straight lines that never meet was translated into Italian in 1550 and from Italian into Latin in 1586. See C. Roth, Jews in the Renaissance (1959) pp. 28-9, 236, 266. Lot 74 Lot 75