Auction 65 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Tuesday, 12.3.19 (Your local time)
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LOT 87:

Avkat Rochel - Venice, 1567 - Polemic Against Christianity

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Avkat Rochel, "many novellae and great secrets", selections regarding the End of Times, the wars in the days of Mashiach, the World to Come and resurrection of the dead, by R. Machir son of Yitzchak Sar Chesed (disciple of R. Yehuda son of the Rosh). Venice: Giorgio di Cavalli, 1567. On the title page appears the printer's device: an armored elephant carrying warriors (see A. Yaari, Diglei HaMadpisim HaIvriim, illustrations nos. 32-34). Glosses and ownership inscriptions in the margins and on the two blank pages which were omitted in printing (pp. 30b-31a). Incomplete copy: 12, 14-15, 17-28, 30-31, 34-35 leaves. Originally: 40 leaves. Lacking 10 leaves: 13, 16, 29, 32-33, 36-40. Pages 30b and 31a are blank (omitted due to a printing error). 14 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and light wear. Worming, slightly affecting text. Old, worn binding, with strings for fastening. Rare edition.

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