Auction 62
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 20

Mikneh Avram – Venice, 1523 – Hebrew Edition

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Lot Number 20

Mikneh Avram – Venice, 1523 – Hebrew Edition

Mikneh Avram, Hebrew grammar, by the physician and grammarian R. Avraham de Balmes. [Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1523]. First edition.
Vocalized Hebrew edition. Another edition with Latin translation was printed concurrently - see next item.
Leaf [4] contains an illustration of the Hebrew alphabet according to "the script of Ever HaNahar (beyond the river) as I found it in an ancient book".
On leaf [143]: "Shaar B'Taamei HaMikra, by myself Kalonymus son of R. David Kalonymus, to complete the book Mikneh Avram by R. Avraham de Balmes, who passed away and didn't merit to complete the book".
Two censor deletions. Censor's signature on the last leaf.
[157] leaves. 20 cm. Good condition. Most of the leaves are thick, high-quality paper. Several darkened leaves. Stains. Minor wear to title page and other leaves. New binding. Bookplate.

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