Auction 62
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 10

Shaarei Teshuva – Constantinople, 1511

Sold For
2,337$
Opening
1,000$
Lot Number 10

Shaarei Teshuva – Constantinople, 1511

Shaarei Teshuva, by Rabbeinu Yonah HaChassid of Girona. Constantinople: David and his son Samuel ibn Nachmias, [1511]. Second edition.
The famous book of Rabbeinu Yonah Gerondi (of Girona), a foremost ethics book. This book has been printed over the years in close to one hundred editions.
Printed without title page. The colophon states: "The heavenly work was completed, beautiful, sevenfold refined… in Constantinople on Rosh Chodesh Adar II [1511]".
[39] leaves. (Originally: [40] leaves. Lacking first leaf - replaced with photocopy). 18.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Eight leaves at the end of the book were replaced from a different copy. Stains. Worming and tears (repaired), affecting the text (the book was professionally restored). Large open tears to the last two leaves (with loss, also slightly affecting the colophon). New parchment binding.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

Sold For
2,337$
Opening
1,000$

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