Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 400
Estimate $ 800 - $ 1,000

[Trei Asar - The Twelve]. [Leiden], published by Plantiniana, at the press of Raphelengii [1597?].

Specifications: 188 [1] pages, 11 cm.

Unique features: This copy is in rare condition; it looks as if was printed yesterday. Though the two sections were printed in different years, they were bound together a long time ago, and their edges were painted red.

Content: Printed without a title page. Hosea opens with a small, framed initial letter. Each verse is marked with a number. No translation or commentaries. The colophon notes: Franciscus Raphelengius. Anno cI, IIIC. :Excudebat typis Plantinianis. Refer to the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, entry 000304544.

Bound with: Mishlei Shlomo...[Leiden], Raphelengii press, 1608.

Specifications: [42] leaves, 11 cm.
Content: The title page lists: Proverbia Salomonis, Iob, Canticu Canticorum, Ruth, Lamentationes, Jeremiah, Ecclesiastes, Esther. However, this copy only has Proverbs. Every fifth verse is marked with a letter.

Condition: Very fine-excellent. Old, slightly scuffed, marbleized paper binding.

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