Auction 62
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 21

Mikneh Avram – Venice, 1523 – Hebrew-Latin Edition – Impressive Copy

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Lot Number 21

Mikneh Avram – Venice, 1523 – Hebrew-Latin Edition – Impressive Copy

Mikneh Avram, Hebrew grammar, by the physician and grammarian R. Avraham de Balmes. Venice: Daniel Bomberg, [1523].
Hebrew (vocalized) and Latin face à face. The translation is presumably by Kalonymus ben David Kalonymus, who wrote the last section of the book - Shaar B'Taamei HaMikra, and brought the book to print.
A poem in Latin in honor of Daniel Bomberg appears on the verso of the title page, followed by an introduction in Latin by Daniel Bomberg. Also the author praises Bomberg in his preface.
Another Hebrew-only edition was printed concurrently - see previous item. The layout of the Hebrew text is almost identical. In this edition, each row is numbered.
[314] leaves. 21 cm. Fine copy in very good condition. High-quality paper, wide margins. Stains, handwritten inscriptions. Early leather-covered wooden binding, without the clasps.

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2,214$
Opening
1,000$

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