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

Midrash Shmuel – Venice, 1600

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Sold for: $400
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Midrash Shmuel, commentary on Pirkei Avot, with the text of Pirkei Avot and Rashi, by R. Shmuel de Uçeda. Venice: Daniel Zanetti, [1600]. Third edition.
R. Shmuel de Uçeda (b. ca. 1540) was a disciple of the Arizal and later of R. Chaim Vital. His book Midrash Shmuel became a classic work on Tractate Avot.
24, 29-251, [1] leaves. Lacking leaves 25-28 (replaced in handwriting). 19.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, including dampstains. Worming, affecting text. Early wood and leather binding, with clasp remnants (spine restored). Defects and worming to binding.

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