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Norzi, Jedidiah Solomon ben Abraham [COMMENTARY]. Basila, Raphael Hayim [ed].

Published by Joshua b. Michael Messizzi 1742 / 1744, Mantua / Mantova (1742)


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From: The Book Gallery (Jerusalem, Israel)

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About this Item: Joshua b. Michael Messizzi 1742 / 1744, Mantua / Mantova, 1742. EXTREMELY RARE! A handsome mid-18th century edition of the Hebrew Old Testament. The book is divided into two volumes, the Pentateuch and early prophets and late prophets and Hagiographa. The book includes handsome text decorations at the beginning and end of each of the 24 books, as well as a full page b/w engraving at the title page of volume 2. This edition is also the first to be annotated by "Minhat Shay", a Bible commentary by Mantovan rabbi Jedidiah Norzi, which is based on a rigorous comparison of existing manuscripts. 240X185mm, [142+83]+[98+54+51] double pages. Black quarter-cloth hardcover. Cover slightly worn and slightly bumped. Cover edges bumped at several places. Spine worn. Pen inscription and sticker traces on spine. Ex libris stickers at endpapers. Pen inscription on title pages. Hebrew and Arabic stamps at title pages, whitepages, and final text pages. Pages yellowing with few aging stains. [VOLUME 1]: Title page slightly torn but taped. Few worm holes at edges of title page and pages 1-2. 4 final leaves missing. [VOLUME 2]: Spine slightly loose. Illustrated title page torn at several places but taped. Worm holes at endpaper and first few pages. Save for some external wear, this old and handsome Hebrew Bible is in good condition. The book is in : Hebrew. Seller Inventory # ME 06 12

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