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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72 A

    COHN, Tobiah [Tuvia] ben Moses (1652-1729). Ma'aseh Tuviyah [Of the Book of the Worlds, or the Tale of Tuvia]. Jessnitz: Yisrael Bar Avraham, 1721. 4°. Three parts in one volume, subdivisional titles within woodcut borders, numerous diagrams and woodcuts (lacks blanks, very light marginal repairs [?] to verso of K2, ink signatures on initial title and facing endpaper). Contemporary calf (recased, spine ends restored, worming to boards affecting corner of last leaf [Gg2]).

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    COHN, Tobiah [Tuvia] ben Moses (1652-1729). Ma'aseh Tuviyah [Of the Book of the Worlds, or the Tale of Tuvia]. Jessnitz: Yisrael Bar Avraham, 1721. 4°. Three parts in one volume, subdivisional titles within woodcut borders, numerous diagrams and woodcuts (lacks blanks, very light marginal repairs [?] to verso of K2, ink signatures on initial title and facing endpaper). Contemporary calf (recased, spine ends restored, worming to boards affecting corner of last leaf [Gg2]).
    Second edition of a wide-ranging cyclopaedia covering astronomy, geography, cosmography, botanical and medical subjects. Cohn studied at the University of Padua and practised as a physician. Vinograd, Jessnitz 13; Zedner 758.


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