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Lot 305

Tehillim with the Chazeh Tzion Commentary, by Rabbi Immanuel Chai Ricchi – Livorno, 1742-1743 – Author Martyred in the Course of the Printing

Tehillim with multifaceted (Pardes) commentary, by the kabbalist R. Immanuel Chai Ricchi, author of Mishnat Chassidim. Livorno: Abraham Meldola, [1742-1743]. First edition.
In the course of the printing of this book, the author was murdered in sanctification of G-d's Name. On the title page, he is referred to as among the living, however, at the end of the book, the author's son tells of his murder.
Signature and stamps (in Cyrillic characters) on title page.

138, [2] leaves. 31.5 cm. Condition varies. Most leaves in good-fair condition, final leaves in fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Marginal open tears to some 15 leaves. Large open tears to lower part of four final leaves, affecting text, repaired with paper (with photocopy replacement of text). Minor worming, affecting text. New binding.