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

Neveh Shalom – Constantinople, 1538-1539 – Signatures

Opening: $700

Neveh Shalom, philosophical composition, on the topics of faith, Kabbalah and nature, Torah attributes, prophecy and sacrifices, by R. Avraham son of R. Yitzchak Shalom (Spanish scholar, died in Spain in the year of the expulsion). Constantinople: Eliezer ben Gershom Soncino, [1538-1539]. First edition.
Colophon on the last page: "Completed on Friday 13th Sivan [1539]".
Signature on the first leaf: "Meir Santi" (possibly R. Meir Santa, Rabbi of Nagykanizsa. See: Ishim BiTshuvot Chatam Sofer, p. 250). Two unidentified signatures on the last page.
[191] leaves. Originally: [196] leaves. Lacking title page and four leaves [181-184]. 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and dampstains. A few tears. Minor worming. Original leather binding, slightly damaged.
The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book records [194] leaves, whereas OCLC records [196] leaves. Comparison of this copy to a digitized copy on the HebrewBooks website confirms that the book indeed originally comprised [196] leaves.

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