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Beurim al ha-eshel ha-gadol Rashi zal.
Venice: Bernardo Giustiniani; Matteo Zanetti, 1593. References: Steinschneider, CB, 6641:5;/Kabbalistic commentary on Rashi by one of his descendants, Rabbi Natan Shapira (called "the Maharnash.") A version of the text apparently appeared with a Lubin (Poland) imprint in 1591 under the title Sefer Imrei Shefer. The Venetian printers Bernardo Giustiniani and Matteo Zanetti quickly issued it for the lucrative Venetian market, where Jews were prohibited from engaging in the printing industry. The text includes a fascinating map of Ancient Israel, and a plate of the Temple menorah, among other illustrations and diagrams.. 20 cm; 180 leaves. Title within woodcut architectural border. Full page woodcut illustration of a Hebrew candelabra, full page woodcut map of ancient Judea. Bound in full early 20th-century crushed black morocco; gilt turn ins and edges. Marbled endleaves. Gilt edges. Rebacked, corners restored. Paper repair to upper corner of first 4 leaves (including title), with small stain to verso of title and first textual page. Early manuscript inscriptions on title page and final leaf. Some soiling to margins of leaves, with a light moisture stain to the foremargin of final 20 leaves. Overall, a clean copy.Red morocco bookplate of Adolph Lewisohn to pastedown.
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