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Lot 11: Psalms - Leipzig, 1533 - First Hebrew Book Printed in Leipzig

Auction 53 - Rare and Important Items

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

15 November 2016

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: [Psalterium Hebraicum] / Tehillim (Psalms). [Leipzig 1533]. Vowelized, with roots of words in the margins. At the end of the book is a colophon, stating that the book was published by Anton Margaritha. At the end of some other copies are four additional leaves - Hebrew translation of several verses from the Gospel of Matthew. The copy offered here was bound originally without these leaves, possibly due to the fact that it was intended for sale to Jews. [116] leaves, 14.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, many inscriptions. Contemporary binding with leather spine, damaged. The first Hebrew book printed in Leipzig. Not in NLI and to the best of our knowledge, has not been auctioned in the past. In the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book it is listed according to a copy in the library of the Schocken Institute. That copy is listed as having [80] leaves whereas the copy offered here has [116] leaves.

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