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Lot: 32 (BIBLE, Hebrew. Five Scrolls, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah). Chamesh Megiloth [Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Ruth, Lamentations]. * AND: Daniel, Ezra, Nechemiah. With commentary of Rashi (except Lamentations which has the commentary of Joseph ben Simeon Kara). Biblical text in square type with Nikud. Commentary in rabbinic type without Nikud. Initial words panel within decorative white vine metalcut border. ff. 59 (of 62). First leaf of Ecclesiastes and final leaves of Daniel and Nehemiah expertly reproduced in facsimile. Lightly stained in places, some worming, mostly in final quire, ff. 8 and 18 strengthened at gutter and remargined, ff. 37r-38v with marginalia, minor tears repaired, ex-library stamps. 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: $8,000 - $12,000

     Comprises: Song of Songs: ff.1v-8r, f. 8v blank; Ecclesiastes: ff. 9r-18r, 18v blank; Esther: ff. 19r-23v; Ruth: ff. 24r-26v; Lamentations: ff. 27r-30v; Daniel: ff. 31r-43v; Ezra: ff. 44r-52r; Nehemiah: 52r-62r. Lacking only the Book of Job (see lot 30) and Chronicles - Psalms having been printed separately (see lot 29). These eight Biblical Books form the heart of the final section of the Hebrew Bible (Hagiographa).
     See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Incunables no. 32.

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