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ELIEZER BEN ELIJAH HA-ROFEH ("THE PHYSICIAN") ASHKENAZI. Yosef Lekach (Increases Learning) [a commentary on the Book of Esther, with text].

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ELIEZER BEN ELIJAH HA-ROFEH ("THE PHYSICIAN") ASHKENAZI. Yosef Lekach (Increases Learning) [a commentary on the Book of Esther, with text].
Cremona: Christoforo Draconi, 1576.
84 leaves, title within architectural woodcut border.
Second edition, (or the second issue of the first edition), which according to Benayahu is much rarer than the first edition. Vinograd, Cremona 46; Benayahu, Cremona pp. 232-234 nr. 45 (First edition illustrated p.23); Steinschneider 236b; Cowley 174; Zedner 145 (imperfect copy lacking leaf 2 and 3); Wiener 4774; Roest p. 219.

Yosef Lekach is dedicated to Don Yosef Nasi Duke of Naxos after whom it is named. (See: M. Slatkine, Shemot ha-Sefarim ha-Ivri'im, p. 128). The christian printer, Cristoforo Dracony, printed it with the help of Solomon Bueno Eliezer. It is the only Hebrew book published by Draconi. Our copy is the second edition which was printed by Draconi in the same year as the First edition. It was the last Hebrew to be printed in Cremona. (See: Amran, The makers of Hebrew Books in Italy p.319).

[Bound with:]
JONAH BEN ABRAHAM GERONDI (c. 1200-1263). Sha'arei Teshuvah (Gates of Repentance) [ethical work].
Cracow: Isaac ben Aaron of Prostitz, 1581.
44 leaves, title within architectural woodcut border.
Vinograd, Cracow 74; Steinschneider 5859,39; Cowley 323; Zedner 327; Roest 560; title-page illustrated in Enc. Judaica vol. 10, colm. 179.

CHAYYUT, ISAAC BEN ABRAHAM. Siach Yitschak (the Prayer of Isaac) [hymns and commentary for Passover].
Prague: Mordecai Kats, 1587.
20 leaves.
FIRST EDITION. Vinograd, Prague 54; Steinschneider 5334,4; Cowley 266; Zedner 363; Roest 464; Yodlov, Ginzei Yisrael 915; Muneles, p. 19 nr 22.

Together, three works bound in one, 4to, 187 x 138 mm. (7 3/8 x 5½ in.), nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards, some chipping and splitting to spine and edges; few repairs to corners, affecting a few words, some staining and browning.
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