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Feb 1, 2022
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LOT 5:

Two of the Most Important Books by Rabbeinu Ovadiah Seforno. First Editions. Venice, 1567

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Two of the Most Important Books by Rabbeinu Ovadiah Seforno. First Editions. Venice, 1567


Biur al HaTorah asher Chiber Azan V'Chakar HaGaon HaShalem HaEloki Rabbi Ovadiah Seforno. Venice, Juan Garrifu Press. 1567. First edition.

This famous Torah commentary is printed to this day in all Mikra'ot Gedolot chumashim alongside commentaries by Rash"i, the Ramba"n, and other commentaries from among the Rishonim. The Seforno's short commentary is a brief explanation of the meanings of the words.

Two owners' signatures from the time of printing at the top of the title page, in Italian script: "Moshe son of Daniel z"l silversmith from Pissarro" and an additional signature.

Garrifu's printer's device appears on the title page, but with changes, without the shields and the decorations. Refer to Avraham Ya'ari, Deglei HaMadpisim HaIvri'im, Jerusalem, 1944. pp. 18-19, 135-136.

92 leaf, 20.5 cm. Stefansky Sifrei Yessod 22.


Bound with:

Elucidation on Shir HaShirim and Kohelet by the gaon hakollel haEloki, Rabbi Ovadiah Seforno. Venice, Juan Garrifu Press. 1567. First edition.

Garrifu's printer's device appears on the title page, without the shields and the decorations. Refer to Avraham Ya'ari, Deglei HaMadpisim HaIvri'im, Jerusalem, 1944. pp. 18-19, 135-136. 16 leaf, 20.5 cm.


Rare first editions of two of the most fundamental books of commentary on the Tana"ch, printed in all editions of Mikra'ot Gedolot. The novellae printed in them are cited incessantly to our day.


Moderate condition. Small worming perforations and tunnels, primarily in the margins. Wear and slight tears in the margins of the first leaves. Usage and aging stains. Antique parchment binding, primitive and blemished.