Auction 62
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 14

Midrash Tanchuma – First Printed Edition of Tanchuma – Constantinople, 1520-1522 – Glosses

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Lot Number 14

Midrash Tanchuma – First Printed Edition of Tanchuma – Constantinople, 1520-1522 – Glosses

Midrash Tanchuma, called Yelamdenu Rabbenu. [Constantinople]: Solomon son of Mazal Tov, [1520-1522]. First edition.
Two columns per page. Pages [64b-65a] contain only one column per page.
Colophon: "The work of the Midrash was completed… 1522".
Several glosses, some lengthy (and trimmed), in Sephardic-Oriental script. Lengthy gloss (slightly trimmed), signed: "Eliyahu Philoso[ph]". A gloss beginning with: "A.M.K.".
[107] leaves (originally: [110] leaves). Lacking title page (replaced with a photocopy), and leaves [56] and [110] from the middle and end of the book, which were originally blank leaves. 28.5 cm. Condition varies, good-fair. Stains. Signs of past dampness and minor mold stains to some leaves. Partially repaired worming, affecting text. Repaired tears. Several leaves replaced from another copy. New leather binding.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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1,845$
Opening
1,500$

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