Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Collection of Title Pages and Leaves – 16th-18th Centuries – Signatures and Inscriptions

Opening: $400
Sold for: $1,188
Including buyer's premium

Large collection of title pages and leaves from a variety of books, printed in various periods and places, 16th-18th centuries. Signatures, dedications and inscriptions on many of the leaves.
The leaves include:

• Title page and final leaf of Mishneh Torah by the Rambam, with Kesef Mishneh by R. Yosef Karo. Venice: Alviso Bragadin, 1575. Vol. IV of the first edition of Kesef Mishneh, which was mostly printed in the author's lifetime, though on this title page, R. Yosef Karo is mentioned as deceased. Various inscriptions and signatures.
• Title page – Midrash Shmuel on Tractate Avot, by R. Shmuel de Uçeda. Venice: Zuan di Gara, 1579. First edition. Leaf damaged. Signatures. On verso, poem forming acrostic, in Italian script.
• Title page and two leaves of preface – Yad HaMelech on Megillat Esther, by R. Shmuel Valerio. Venice: Zuan di Gara, 1586. Only edition. Ownership inscription on the title page.
• Title page – Tzon Kedoshim, on Order Kodashim, by R. Avraham Chaim Schorr. Wandsbek: Yisrael son of Avraham, [1729]. First edition. Signature of R. Binyamin Ze'ev Wolf HaLevi Boskowitz (1740-1818), prominent Hungarian rabbi, son and disciple of the Machatzit HaShekel.
• Title pages of books printed in Amsterdam, Mantua, Berlin, Fürth, Jeßnitz, Frankfurt an der Oder, Brno, Karlsruhe, Lviv, Salonika, and other places. See Hebrew description for more details.

30 items, comprising over 40 leaves. Size and condition vary. Some with defects and open tears.

Incunabula and Early Printed Books