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

Pnei Rabba – Amsterdam, 1628 – One of the First Books Printed by Menasseh ben Israel – Signature of Rabbi Hirsch Schlank

Opening: $300
Sold for: $500
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Pnei Rabba, index of verses in Midrash Rabba (Part I – Torah, Part II – Five Megillot), with a concise index of topics discussed in Midrash Rabba on the Five Megillot. [Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel, 1628].
This is one of the first books printed by Menasseh ben Israel in Amsterdam.
Two parts in one volume.
On the title pages of parts I and II, signatures of R. Yochanan Hirsch Schlank (1815-1884), disciple of the Chatam Sofer and head of communal institutions in Jerusalem.
[2], 53; [1], 25 leaves. 18 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Minor wear. Marginal open tears to first two leaves and several other leaves, slightly affecting title page border, with paper repairs (title page border completed by hand). Worming to title page and other leaves, slightly affecting text. Marginal paper repairs to several leaves. Title page trimmed, with slight damage to border. Old binding.

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