Auction 62
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 11

Beit HaMidot (Maalot HaMidot) – Constantinople, 1511 – First Edition

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Lot Number 11

Beit HaMidot (Maalot HaMidot) – Constantinople, 1511 – First Edition

Beit HaMidot (Maalot HaMidot), by R. Yechiel Anav. Constantinople: [Samuel son of David ibn Nachmias, 1511]. First edition.
This is the first edition of the famous ethics book Maalot HaMidot, which in this edition is named Beit HaMidot.
Colophon: "The work was completed… by the workers… R. Shmuel Rikomin and R. Astruc de Toulon… and this book was completed on Tishrei 4, [1511] in Constantinople…".
Incomplete copy. [68] leaves. (Originally: [72] leaves. Lacking [4] leaves: the first two leaves - including the title page, leaf [69] and the last leaf. Three of the lacking leaves were replaced with photocopies). 19 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Signs of past dampness to some of the leaves. Worming and tears (repaired) affecting text (the book was professionally restored). Large tears to approx. 20 leaves in various places, affecting text (occasionally replaced with photocopies). New leather binding.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Opening
1,000$

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