Auction 72 Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Holy Land Maps & Fine Art
Mar 17, 2017 (Your local time)
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Hebrew). Chamishah Chumshei Torah [-end]

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Hebrew). Chamishah Chumshei Torah [-end]
Woodcut title within ornate arch, three divisional titles, initial word of each book within wood-engraved frame. Outline of the 24-book contents penned in Latin on flyleaf with grammatical notations on verso. Previous owners' signatures (including 18th-century members of the Cotton and Foster families). ff. 506, (1). Lightly foxed, edges of opening two leaves touch frayed, ff. 235-242 with tear, lacking rear blanks. Later blind-tooled paneled calf, rubbed. Thick 4to. Vinograd, Antwerp 26; Darlow & Moule 5104.

Christopher Plantin, Antwerp: 1580-82.

All of Plantin's Hebrew Bibles "share a characteristic elegance." See D.S. Berkowitz, In Remembrance of Creation: Evolution of Art and Scholarship in the Medieval and Renaissance Bible (1968), no. 170. See also Israel Museum Catalogue, Plantin of Antwerp (1981) pp. 99-100.

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