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

Mikneh Avram – Venice, 1523 – Printed by Bomberg – Hebrew Edition – Signatures

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Mikneh Avram, Hebrew grammar, by the physician and grammarian R. Avraham de Balmes. [Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1523]. First edition.
Book title stated in ordinary type at end of title page text (in the present copy, the title was handwritten in large letters at the top of the title page).
Vocalized Hebrew edition. Another edition with Latin translation was printed concurrently.
Leaf [5] shows ancient Hebrew letters, "script of Ever HaNahar [beyond the river] as I found it in an ancient book".
The author passed away before completing the book; it was completed by R. Kalonymus son of R. David Kalonymus.
Ownership inscriptions and signatures on the title page, including that of R. Yehuda Leib Halberstadt (possibly R. Yehuda Leib, disciple of the Pnei Yehoshua, a dayan in Fürth and yeshiva dean alongside R. Wolf Hamburg. Teacher of R. Bamberger of Würzburg. D. 1831).
[157] leaves. Approx. 20 cm. Good condition. High-quality paper. Stains, including dampstains and dark stains. Inscriptions. New binding.

PLEASE NOTE: Item descriptions were shortened in translation. For further information, please refer to Hebrew text.

Early Printed Books – 16th-17th Centuries
Early Printed Books – 16th-17th Centuries