Wandsbeck: Israel bar Abraham, 487[1726/1727]. Hardcover. Folio. 47 leaves. Half cloth over paper covered boards. A commentary on Book of Daniel with the commentary of Rashi. Heavy age wear, abrasions and staining on boards. Most of spine missing. Modern free end paper detached but present. Title page and last page attached with binder's tape along gutter, slighlty affecting image on title page and slightly affecting text on last page, pulling to both pages. Handwritten notes, as well as stamp of previous owner, S. Mayersohn, on margins of title page, not affecting text. Water staining to margins of fore edge of leaves throughout, not affecting text. Slight foxing to pages, leaves creased throughout on upper right corner, rippling to pages. Text in Hebrew, Hebrew block letters and commentaries in Rashi font. Binding poor, interior fair to good condition. Text very readable. fair. Item #22384
(source: EJ) Alshekh (d. after 1593), reworked his sermons into commentaries to most of the books of the Bible. Several of these were appeared during his lifetime. These commentaries, which ar permeated with religious-ethical and religious-philosophical ideas supported by ample quotations from the talmudic and midrashic sources, became very poplular and have often been reprinted. This work was first published in Constantinople in 1563 and reprinted during Alshekh's lifetime in Venice, 1591.