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

Shaarei Shevuot – Kraków, 1597 – Rare Edition, Not Listed in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book

Opening: $300
Sold for: $375
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Shaarei Shevuot, attributed to R. Yitzchak son of Reuven of Barcelona. [Kraków: Isaac Prostitz, 1597].
This rare edition of Shaarei Shevuot is not listed in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book. A large format edition of the same work was printed concurrently, and was joined to the end of third volume of the Rif edition printed that year by Prostitz in Kraków.
The present copy does not have a title page (it is not known whether it was originally printed with a title page), and is identified by the colophon on the final leaf, which contains the place and year of printing.
Bound with (before Shaarei Shevuot): Ayelet Ahavim, by R. Shlomo di Oliveyra Rabbi of Amsterdam. Amsterdam: David de Castro Tartas, [1665]. First edition.
Shaarei Shevuot: 56 leaves. May be lacking title page. Ayelet Ahavim: 42 [i.e.: 32], [2] leaves. 14 cm. Good condition; several leaves in fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Worming. Tears. Open tears to several leaves of Shaarei Shevuot, with damage to text on four leaves, repaired in part with paper. Inscriptions. Old binding.

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