Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Sefer Metsah Aaron. Al Megilot Esther, Targum Rishon ve-Targum Sheni ("Aaron's Brow." On the Book of Esther, with the First and Second Targumim)

Fiyorda [Furth]: Hayim Ben Tzevi Hirsh, [1768]. Second edition. Hardcover. Square octavo. 54 leaves. Rebound in modern brown cloth over marbled paper boards, decorated with gilt. Decorative woodcut border on the title page. The scarce second edition of Rabbi Aaron ben Mordecai of Rödelheim's (born ca.1695) Yiddish translation of the two known Targumim of the biblical book of Esther. The first of the Aramaic Targumim (Aramaic Translations or paraphrases of the books of the bible) is more common and well known, while the second targum is noted for its embellishments on the Biblical account, with considerable additional apocryphal material, not always evidently related to the Esther story. The Yiddish text here is printed throughout in the traditional Vaybertaytsh script. This is the Rabbi Aharon's most notable work, and the first addition was originally published in 1718 in Frankfurt.

Binding with light rubbing to extremities. Back board lightly bumped along the side edge. Interior with some chipping/fraying to the edges of the first two leaves resulting in some minimal loss of text. Pages throughout with some sporadic soling or dampstaining. Some chipping and fraying to the final leaf as well. Binding in very good, interior in good+ condition overall. Quite scarce. g+ to vg. Item #49937

Hebrew title: ספר מצח אהרן, על מגילות אסתר, תרגום ראשון ותרגום שני
Author: אהרון בן מרדכי של רודליים
Publication: אהרון בן מרדכי מטריביטש
Alternate transliterations: Sefer Mezach Aharon
Bibliographic references: Vinograd, Furth, 387
*Bought at the Parke-Bernet Galleries auction from the Michael Zagayski collection, May 12th 1970. Catalog of sale no. 3046, #68, page 36. Original typed slip with auction information laid in at the front cover of the book.

Price: $1,500.00

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