Auction 10 July 28, 2021 / י"ט אב, תשפ"א
Jul 28, 2021
Israel

The auction has ended

LOT 36:

First Hebrew Book Ever Printed in Germany! Darkei Lashon Hakodesh. Augsburg, 1520.

catalog
  Previous item
Next item 
Sold for: $5,000
Start price:
$ 5,000
Estimated price:
$8,000 - $12,000
Buyer's Premium: 23% More details
VAT: 17% On commission only
Users from foreign countries may be exempted from tax payments, according to the relevant tax regulations
tags:

First Hebrew Book Ever Printed in Germany! Darkei Lashon Hakodesh. Augsburg, 1520.


Book of Hebrew language and grammar by Rabbi Moshe Kimchi, brother of the Radak.

This sefer, was written concisely and clearly and gained great popularity and was even translated into several languages. It is also known by its alternate title Mahalach Shvilei Hada’as, after the three first words in the sefer which is an acronym of the author’s name, Moshe. 
Title page with a poem praising the virtue of wisdom.
The sefer opens with a foreword by the editor who signs his name only as Refael, as well as a brief introduction in Latin.
Beautiful copy with high quality printing on thick paper. Large letters with punctuations.
This was the first Hebrew book printed in Germany. It is extremely rare, only one other known copy existing, at the British Museum Library.

Augsburg, 1520. The publishing year and location are printed in the colophon.
[28] leaves (7X 4-leaf quiers). Page size: 21 cm. Good condition. Rich leather binding.



• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Any inquiries about this lot?
We are available also on WhatsApp >>>


catalog
  Previous item
Next item