45 98 SEPHER HACHINUCH [exposition on the precepts]. (Attributed to Aaron Halevi of Barcelona). Second edition. With an introduction and poem by Leon de Modena. Scattered marginalia ff. 228. Trimmed, repaired worming throughout with occasional loss, title darkened, small loss to upper margin of opening three leaves. Modern calf-backed marbled boards. 4to. [Vinograd, Venice 894.] Venice, Giovanni di Gara, 1600. $500 - $700 97 SERRANO, YOSSEPH FRANCO. Los Cinco Libros de Sacra Ley, la Lengua Española Interpretados, Conforme to a la Divina Tradicion, y Comento y los mas Celebres Expositores. FIRST EDITION. Spanish with some Hebrew. pp. (16), 708, 11 (1), (10). Lightly foxed, 18th-century owner (from Bordeaux) signs on opening blank. Contemporary vellum, edges scuffed. Lg. 4to. [Kayserling, 100-101.] Amsterdam, Mosseh Dias, 5455,[1695]. $4000 - $6000 ❧ Rare Spanish translation and commentary to the Torah, prepared by Joseph Franco Serrano (1652-95), rabbi and teacher of the Talmud Torah of Amsterdam and son of the the celebrated Haham Moses Raphael Aguilar. Prefixed to the work is a list of the commentators cited here and notes on the names of the five Books. The text is followed by comments on certain Preceptos, a few additional notes, index and list of errata. Includes a dedication to the community trustees (parnassim) and treasurer (gabay), the work also contains the Hebrew approval of Chief Rabbi Ya’acov Sasportas of the Spanish & Portuguese Congregation of Amsterdam.