Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
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LOT 41:

Ezrat HaSofer Chumashim - Amsterdam, 1767-1769 - Vowelized Edition - Elaborate Set

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Ezrat HaSofer, "Tikun Sofrim Vavei Ha'Amudim" [Five Books of the Torah, with Haftarot]. With Or Torah by Rabbi Menachem Di Lunzano, "Appropriate for study and for copying a Sefer Torah". Amsterdam, [1767-1769?]. Illustrated half-title page in all volumes, with the Hebrew year 5529 [1768-1769]. The rest of the title pages are dated 5527 [1766-1767]. Separate title pages for the section of Haftarot in each volume, dated 5528 [1767-1768].
Printed at the beginning of Bereshit is the Meir Netiv composition regarding the Holy Names and the mundane names in the Torah, by Rabbi Yehuda Piza. Approbations and poems lauding the book and its editor. Printed at the end of the Book of Devarim is the Haftarah of Shabbat Eichah with Spanish translation, verse per verse and the book Luchot Ha'Ibur (separate title page) - leaves of charts for determining the Festivals (Hebrew and Spanish).
The book was designed for use as example for scribes [according to the custom called Vavei Ha'Amudim, with each column of the Torah scroll starting with the letter Vav]. Shirat HaYam was designed the same way it is written in a Torah scroll and therefore it was printed on wider pages.
Bereshit: [11], 65; 26 leaves. Shemot: [2] 67-121; [3], 2-28 leaves. Vayikra: [2], 123-163; [3], 2-24 leaves. Bamidbar: [3], 165-221; [3], 2-16 leaves. Devarim: [3], 224-272, [5], 277-290 leaves; [8] leaves. Elaborate original set. 5 volumes, 20 cm. Good condition. Light stains. Contemporary leather bindings, with delicate gilt embossments.
Two editions were printed that same year. This edition is vowelized, with te'amim and numbered verses and chapters. See next item - the unvowelized edition.

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