Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Tur Orach Chaim – Venice, 1589 – First Edition with Numeration of the Laws Within the Beit Yosef

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $1,375
Including buyer's premium

Tur Orach Chaim, with Beit Yosef. Venice: Zuan (Giovanni) di Gara, [1589].
Fourth edition, based on the third edition (Venice, 1566). In the present edition, the laws are numbered for the first time, both with a small letter within the text, and with a large letter in the margins, for laws added from other sources.
Various signatures and ownership inscriptions (mostly deleted) in an old script. Late signature (in pen) of R. Elchanan Moshe Kunstadt (1918-1994; dean of the Kol Torah yeshiva in Jerusalem). Several brief glosses and emendations.

24, 460 leaves. 34 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. A few tears and open tears, slightly affecting text in center of title page (repaired in part with paper). Large tear to leaf 161, affecting text. Inscriptions and signatures. Early wood and leather binding, damaged, with open tears.

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