London, South Kensington
12 November 2007
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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