Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Ayelet Ahavim on Shir HaShirim by Rabbi Shlomo Alkabetz, Author of Lecha Dodi – Venice, 1552

Opening: $800
Sold for: $2,125
Including buyer's premium

Ayelet Ahavim, commentary on Shir HaShirim (with vocalized verses), by R. Shlomo HaLevi Alkabetz. Venice: [Justinian] by Daniel Adelkind, 1552. First edition, printed in the lifetime of the author, R. Shlomo Alkabetz of Safed, author of Lecha Dodi.
Various inscriptions on the title page. Censor's signatures dated 1608 on final leaf.
64, [2] leaves. 18.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, including large dampstains. Worming, slightly affecting text. Minor open tear to second leaf, slightly affecting text, and minor open tears to a few other leaves, not affecting text. Minor open tears and worming to title page, slightly affecting text and border, repaired with paper (leaf may have been supplied from different copy). Leaves trimmed with damage to text (several leaves lacking most of first line of text). Stamps. Old binding.

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Incunabula and Early Printed Books – 15th-17th Centuries