Auction 65 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Mar 12, 2019 (Your local time)
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LOT 86:

Or HaSechel - Venice, 1567

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Or HaSechel, Midrash Bereshit Rabba, with the Rashi commentary and the "A.B.A." commentary by R. Avraham son of Asher of Safed (disciple of the Beit Yosef). Venice: Giovanni Griffio, 1567. Griffio's printer's device is featured at the foot of the title page (see: A. Yaari, Diglei HaMadpisim HaIvriim, p. 18, figure no. 30; and pp. 135-136). Handwritten inscription, in early Ashkenazic script, on the last leaf: "And may my name be remembered for the good, that I purchased this book for the Beit Midrash of the leader and philanthropist, R. Avraham Schneur of Fürth, therefore I signed my name, so says David Yitzchak son of R. Baruch of --- [?]". (R. Avraham Schneur mentioned here is presumably R. Avraham son of R. Schneur Zalman, who maintained a Beit Midrash in his home in Fürth, and was the brother-in-law of R. Yissachar Berman Frankel author of Mateh Yissachar, dean of the Fürth yeshiva. See: Hamburger, HaYeshiva HaRama BeFiurda, part I, p. 271). 192 leaves. 30 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and wear. Light traces of past dampness. Worming. Marginal tear to title page, not affecting text. Detached leaves and gatherings. Old binding, detached, without spine.

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