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LOT: 005

Akeidat Yitzhak by Rabbi Yitzhak Arama—Venice 1573 with many handwritten glosses in Italian script from the period.

Second edition. 105 drashot on the weekly parshiyot, at the end of which is his commentary on the Five Megillot. Rabbi Yitzhak Arama (1420-1494), known as the “Ba’alHaAkeida,” after this book, was a Spanish sage of the generation of the Expulsion. He was a rabbi and rosh yeshiva in Samora, northern Spain, and was the rabbi of Tarragona in southern Catalonia. Printed at the Juan Diga Venice printing house. First part of the book has dozens of glosses and corrections in Italian handwriting, probably from the period of the book’s printing (content not checked thoroughly). 308, 12 pages. Original leather binding, handsome, defective. Moth damage in parts of the pages, mainly the edges, with light damage to text.
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