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

Three Books Bound Together – Amudei Golah (Semak) / Megillat Esther / Shaarei Shevuot (Bibliographically Unlisted) – 16th/17th Century

Opening: $2,000
Sold for: $5,500
Including buyer's premium

Three books from the 16th/17th century, bound together:
• Amudei Golah, Sefer Mitzvot Katzar, by R. Yitzchak of Corbeil. Kraków, Isaac son of Aaron of Prostitz, [1596].
Lengthy gloss in Ashkenazic script on p. 94b.
• Megillat Esther, answers to Ramban's objections on Rambam's Sefer HaMitzvot, by R. Yitzchak Leon; and other selections. Venice: Zuan (Giovanni) di Gara, 1592.
• Shaarei Shevuot, by R. Yitzchak son of R. Reuven. [Prague?, 16th/17th century?]. Edition not listed in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book nor in the NLI catalog.
The work is attributed on the title page to R. Yitzchak Alfasi – the Rif, yet today it is accepted to assume that the author is R. Yitzchak son of R. Reuven of Barcelona, who translated Sefer HaMekach VehaMemkar by R. Hai Gaon.
On the front endpaper, deleted ownership inscription mentioning R. Leib Ulman, and other ownership inscriptions and signatures. Ownership inscriptions on the title page. Additional inscription on fore-edges.
[8], 156, [6]; 128; 16, [9] leaves. 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Worming, affecting text. Marginal tears. Early binding (wood covered with ornamented light-colored leather), with metal clasps. Red fore-edges.
From the collection of Dan Yardeni.

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