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

Yalkut Shimoni – Two Parts – Venice, 1566 – Signatures

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Yalkut Shimoni, anthology of sayings of the sages, Part I on the Torah and Part II on Neviim and Ketuvim, by R. Shimon HaDarshan of Frankfurt. Venice: Alvise Bragadin, [1566]. Second edition. Two volumes.
References and explanation of difficult words added in this edition in the margins.
On the title page of vol. I, ownership inscription of R. Avtalyon son of Shlomo of Consiglio (1540-1616), an Italian rabbi in the 16th century, disciple of R. Shmuel Yehuda Katzenellenbogen Rabbi of Padua. R. Avtalyon aroused a famous controversy between Italian rabbis when he disqualified the mikveh in his brother's house in Rovigo.
Signature in vol. II (in initial word panel on leaf 2): "Yaakov son of Amram"; various inscriptions on verso of leaf [2] and on verso of final leaf, including record of the death of R. Yaakov Amram. This may be R. Yaakov son of Amram the physician, a community leader in Jerusalem in the 1620s-1630s.
Handwritten glosses on many leaves of vol. II, and hundreds of references for verses appearing in the text (some of handwritten references trimmed).
Vol. I: 313 leaves. Vol. II: [2], 2-190 leaves. [1] leaf originally at end of vol. I, bound here after title page of vol. II. Approx. 27 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including significant dampstains. Traces of past dampness to final leaves of vol. I. Dark inkstains to title page of vol. II. Worming to title pages and other leaves, affecting text, repaired in part with paper. Tears. Open tears to title page of vol. I, slightly affecting text, repaired with paper (leaf mounted on paper for reinforcement). Paper repairs affecting text in several places. Leaves trimmed with damage to text in several places. New bindings.

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