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Lot: 31 (BIBLE, Hebrew. Ecclesiastes). Sepher Koheleth. With commentary of Rashi. Biblical Text in square type with Nikud. Commentary in rabbinic type without Nikud. An early owner records on final page the birth of a son in 1540. The printer omitted a portion of chap. V, verses 17-18, which has been supplied in an old Italian hand: “ki hu chelko: gam kol ha-adam asher nathan lo Ha’Elo-him” (f.4v). A Wide-Margined Copy. Complete in ff. 10. Lightly stained, opening leaf remargined, few neat repairs, corners rounded. Modern blind-tooled and paneled morocco. Housed in custom slip-case. Sm. folio. Vinograd, Naples 2; Goff Heb-26; Thes. A-59; Offenberg 46; BMC XIII, p. 51; Iakerson 46.

[Joseph ben Jacob Aschkenazi Gunzenhauser], Naples: 1487. Est: $5,000 - $7,000

-From the FIRST EDITION OF KETHUVIM IN HEBREW. A freestanding text of Koheleth.
     See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Incunables no. 33.

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