Auction 96 Early Printed Books, Chassidut and Kabbalah, Books Printed in Jerusalem, Letters and Manuscripts
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Neviim and Ketuvim – Livorno, 1780-1782 – With Map of Temple and of Tribal Portions in Eretz Israel – First Edition ...

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Neviim and Ketuvim – Livorno, 1780-1782 – With Map of Temple and of Tribal Portions in Eretz Israel – First Edition of Metzudot Commentaries – Set in Five Volumes
Neviim and Ketuvim, with commentaries of Metzudat David and Metzudat Tzion by R. David Altschuler and his son R. Yechiel Hillel of Yavoriv. Livorno: Avraham Yitzchak Castilo and Eliezer Saadon, [1780-1782]. All three parts, in five volumes.
First edition of Metzudot commentary authored by father and son, which became the most important and famous commentary on Neviim and Ketuvim. The present edition was printed by the son, R. Yechiel, and was the first complete edition of the commentary on Neviim and Ketuvim (commentaries on some books had been previously printed, and are reprinted here with revisions and additions).
At end of third volume, large plate (folded) with map of the future Temple and Eretz Israel, with tribal portions in the time of Joshua and in the future (the maps do not appear in all copies).
Signatures and ownership inscriptions of Hartom family.
Five volumes. Volume I (Neviim Rishonim): 44, [1], 45-87; [1], 91-300 leaves. Volume II (Yeshayahu and Yirmiyahu): 235 leaves. Volume III (Yechezkel and Trei Asar): [1], 228 leaves + folding map. Volume IV (Tehillim, Mishlei and Iyov): 120, 122, 124-236 leaves. Missing 4 leaves: 121, 123, 237-238. Misfoliation of leaves 2-3. Volume V (Daniel, Ezra-Nechemiah and Divrei HaYamim): 33, [1], 33-185 leaves. 17.5 cm. Overall good-fair condition. Stains. Wear to some leaves. Open tears affecting text of several leaves (including title page of volume IV), partially repaired with paper. Margins of several leaves repaired with paper. Close trimming, affecting text of some leaves. Tear to map, repaired with paper to verso, without loss. Close trimming of margins of map, slightly affecting text. Original bindings (uniform), with leather spines. Much wear and damage to bindings (tears to spines, some reinforced with tape).
Provenance: Collection of Prof. Eliyahu Shmuel Hartom