Auction 134 Special Sale no Incunables, Chassidut, Belongings of Tzaddikim, Amulets, Segula Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Chabad and Rare books
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Feb 1, 2022
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LOT 43:

Sefer HaShorashim. Naples, 1491. Fully Complete Incunable, Including the Last Leaf

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Sefer HaShorashim. Naples, 1491. Fully Complete Incunable, Including the Last Leaf


Sefer HaShorashim by Rabbi David ben Kimchi - Rada"k. Naples, Yehoshua Shlomo Soncino Press. 1491. Incunable.

Printed in block letters, in two columns. Indicators for the sources are printed inside the text, in Rash"i script.

The first page of the book is blank, and the text begins on page 1b, surrounded by a decorative border.


In the colophon: Completed here in the city of Naples, by the undersigned, on Thursday, Rosh Chodesh Adar, 5251 years since creation, by me, the poor one among the residents of Kaleiyov in the kingdom of Argon, Yitzchak ben ... Yehudah ben David ztz"l, known as Ben Quatorze."

With the last leaf [168] that was added after the printing, and after the colophon: "Because we ... skipped two leaves at the beginning of the fifth compilation, we agreed to print them here."

Owners' signatures and indicators of references on almost all leaves of the book in ancient Yemenite script, as well as a later lengthy inscription on the last leaf.

[198] leaf, 28 cm.

Aharon Freiman, Otzar L'Melechet HaDfus HaIvri HaRishonah B'Meah HaChamesh Esreh. Jerusalem, 1968, 69 A.

Fine condition. Artistic restoration of the margins of the title page and artistic reinforcement to the following leaf. Aging stains. Individual worming perforations in several leaves. Magnificent leather binding.


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