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

Tikun Sofrim – Five Books of the Torah and Five Megillot, with Haftarot – Amsterdam, 1727 – With Pre-Publication Advertisement for the Chumash

Opening: $400

Tikun Sofrim – Five Books of the Torah and Five Megillot, with Haftarot. Amsterdam: Dayan R. Moshe Frankfurt, 1727.
Two title pages, the first engraved. A separate title page for the Haftarot "according to Ashkenazi and Sephardi rites". At the end, one-hundred-year calendar for 1730-1830.
The printer R. Moshe Frankfurt (1678-1768), a dayan in Amsterdam, wrote and printed many books in his own printing press and elsewhere in Amsterdam.
Two printed leaves are bound after the title page of Haftarot – an advertisement issued prior to the publication of the Chumash. The first page features a sample of the beginning of Bereshit. This is followed by a notice from the publisher, praising the Chumash.
[1], 367, [1]; [3], 118, [3] leaves. 17.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Dampstains. Worming, repaired with paper. Tears, including small open tears, affecting text. Loose and partially detached leaves and gatherings. Handwritten inscriptions to endpapers. Early, worn, leather binding, with damage and worming, partially detached. Metal clasp.

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Bibles and Tehillim
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