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LOT 14:

Group of Books of Prophets with Latin Translation. Paris, 16th Century

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Group of Books of Prophets with Latin Translation. Paris, 16th Century


Group of [5] rare books of Prophets, with Latin translation. Bound together with separate title pages. Paris, 16th century. Hebrew and Latin.


Targum Yonatan ben Uziel al Trei Asar, Hoshea V'Yoel closely proofread and vowelized with Aramaic grammar by Ioannem Mercerum, teacher of the holy tongue by order of King Henricus ... with explanations in places difficult to translate by the aforementioned author ... Chaldaea Ionathae Uzielis filii interpretatio in duodecim prophetas, diligenter emendata & punctis... per Ioannem Mercerum... Paris, 1557. 14, 15-30, 31-34, 35-38 pp. The Aramaic original (in the pages numbered with Hebrew letters) and the Latin translation (in pages numbered with digits). Especially rare. Not found in the National Library.


* Targum Nachum, Chabakuk V'Tzefaniah, Chagai, Zechariah and Malachi. Vowelized per the grammar ... by Ioannem Mercerum, who taught the holy tongue at the yeshivah in Paris by order of King Henricus. Paris. 1558. [1], 75-108 pp. Especially rare. The copy in the National Library is from the Mehlman collection.


These two books are from a translation of the entire Trei Asar. Each book has a dedicated title page. It is uncertain as to whether there is extant a copy with the entire Trei Asar. 


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* Sefer Ovadiah im Peirush Rada"k ... Robertos Stephanos Press, Paris, the large and mother city of France. 1540. 8 pp.


* Sefer Yonah im Peirush HaRad"ak ... Robertos Stephanos Press, Paris, the large and mother city of France. 1567.


These two books are from a set of Na"ch. Each book has a separate title page.


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* Meggilat Ruth im Peirush HaMeyuchas LaRada"k ... Robertos Stephanos Press, Paris, the large and mother city of France. 1563. Listed in Mif'al HaBibliographiah per a copy in the British Library.

On the title page: Vowelized and transmitted in the way of the early scribes, with a short commentary attributed to the Rada"k [Rabbi David Kimchi], not printed until this day ...  ... Libellus Ruth cum scholiis Masorae ... item in eundem succinta expositio nondum in lucem emissa cuius in manuscripto exe[m]plari autor praefertur R. D. Kimhi. Omnia per Io. Mercerum ...

Printed on its own, not as part of a Na"ch. The commentary is not by Rada"k, rather it is by Rabbi Yeshayah Trani (Ri"d). 12 leaf.


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Size: 15x 21 cm.

Overall fine-very fine condition. High-quality paper. Original parchment binding. Glosses.


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