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

Halichot Olam – Venice, 1544

Opening: $300
Sold for: $550
Including buyer's premium

Halichot Olam, Talmudic methodology, by R. Yeshua HaLevi of Tlemcen, with an introduction to Talmud by R. Shmuel HaNagid. Venice: [Giovanni di Farri and Brothers], 1544.
The author, R. Yeshuah HaLevi, was an early Algerian Torah scholar. In his preface to the present book, he writes that he fled to Spain in 1467 and settled in Toledo, where he composed this book, which became a classic work on Talmudic methodology.
The introduction to Talmud printed at the end of the book is mistakenly attributed on the title page to R. Shmuel HaNagid.
Handwritten emendations and glosses.
37, [1] leaves. 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Large open tear to title page, repaired with paper (not affecting text). Marginal wear and open tears to some leaves (primarily final leaves). Final leaf partially detached. Censor's signatures. Without binding.

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Early Printed Books – 16th-17th Centuries