20 43 BALMES, ABRAHAM DE. Mikneh Avram - Peculium Abrae. FIRST EDITION. Hebrew and Latin on facing pages. Interesting ownership inscription on f. 5r. ff. (316). Trace wormed, lightly stained in places, title-page with stamp and repaired. Later vellum-backed boards, worn. 4to. [Vinograd, Venice 81; Mehlman 1868.] Venice, Daniel Bomberg, 1523. $1000 - $1500 ❧ Distinguished in many fields, de Balmes served as physician to Cardinal Grimani of Venice and lectured at the University of Padua where he attained renown as an Aristotelian. Greatly valued by contemporary Christian Hebraists, de Balmes prepared this grammar at the urging of the printer Daniel Bomberg, with whom a deep friendship was shared. See D. Amram, the Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy (1909) pp. 169-7. 44 (BIBLE) Esrim Ve’arbah - Sacra Biblia Hebraea. Edited by Nisselius and Uchtmann. Two title pages: Latin letterpress and engraved Hebrew (not found in all copies). Printed with Nikud in two columns. ff. (5), 328, 104. Ex-library, lightly browned. Contemporary vellum. 8vo. [Darlow & Moule 5133; Fuks, Leiden 54] Leiden, J.G. Nisselius, 1662. $200 - $300 Lot 43 Lot 44