Auction 62
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 3

Leaf Fragments of the Radak Commentary – Printed in Guadalajara, Spain, 1482 (Incunable)

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Lot Number 3

Leaf Fragments of the Radak Commentary – Printed in Guadalajara, Spain, 1482 (Incunable)

Nine leaf fragments from a "binding geniza" – the Radak commentary on Neviim Acharonim (Yeshaya), printed in Guadalajara (Spain): R. Shlomo Alkabetz, 1482.
The margins contain completions of verses in Sephardic handwriting from the time of the printing. The leaves contain passages of the commentary to Yeshaya, Chapters 19, 21-26.
Nine leaves. Average height: 21 cm. Varying degrees of damage, as a result of the binding. Stains and tears, professionally restored. Bound.
The printing press of R. Shlomo Alkabetz of Spain (grandfather of the Kabbalist R. Shlomo Alkabetz [the second] of Safed, author of Lecha Dodi), was the first Hebrew printing press in Spain, and one of the first Hebrew printing presses in the world. The press published approximately twenty books, including the first printing of the Passover Haggadah (in 1480).

Sold For
2,214$
Opening
1,500$

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