Auction 85 - Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Ezrat HaSofer Chumashim – Amsterdam, 1767-1769 – Vowelized Edition – With Original Leather Bindings

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Sold for: $1,375
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Ezrat HaSofer, "Tikun Sofrim Vavei HaAmudim", Five Books of the Torah, with Haftarot, and with Or Torah by R. Menachem de Lonzano. Amsterdam, [1767-1769?].
Five volumes. Engraved 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 (between the engraved title page and the detailed title page) are approbations and poems in praise of the book and its editor, followed by the Meir Netiv composition regarding the Holy Names in the Torah, by R. Yehuda Piza. Printed at the end of the Book of Devarim is the Haftarah of Shabbat Eichah with Spanish translation (verse per verse), and Luchot HaIbur (calendar; separate title page; Hebrew and Portuguese) with tables.
This book was prepared as a model for scribes writing a Torah scroll (conforming with the custom known as Vavei HaAmudim – each column of the Torah scroll starting with the letter Vav). Shirat HaYam and Shirat Haazinu are printed on wider leaves, fitting with their layout in the Torah scroll (open tears to Shirat HaYam in this copy).
Five volumes. Bereshit: [11], 65; 26 leaves. Shemot: [1], [67]-121; [2], 28 leaves. Vayikra: [1], [122]-163; [2], 24 leaves. Bamidbar: [2], [165]-221; [2], 16 leaves. Devarim: [2], [223]-272, [1]; [3], 277-290; [8] leaves. Approx. 18 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Dampstains. Minor worming. Open tears, affecting text of Shirat HaYam. Several partially detached leaves. Handwritten inscriptions. Original, gilt-decorated leather binding, with original color endpapers. Wear and damage to bindings (some slightly detached). Tears to spines (one vol. lacking spine).
At the same time, another edition appeared, unvowelized and without the numbering of the chapters.

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