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

Sefer HaShorashim – Venice, 1546-1548

Opening: $500
Sold for: $625
Including buyer's premium

Sefer HaShorashim, roots of the Holy Tongue, by R. David Kimchi (the Radak) with explanations by R. Eliyahu Bachur. Venice: Justinian (Giustiniani), 1546-1548.
The title page is dated Marcheshvan 1546, but the printing was only completed in Adar 1548, as stated in R. Eliyahu Bachur's poem at the end of the book.
Title page with Latin title: Thesaurus Linguae Sanctae.
[2] pages, 5-548 columns, [1] page. 30 cm. Good condition. Stains. Worming. Closed and open tears to title page, first leaves and final leaf, slightly affecting border and text, repaired in part with paper. Signature (trimmed) on title page. Latin inscriptions. Censorship deletions. New binding.

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

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