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Tuv Ta’am by Rabbi Eliyahu HaAshkenazi. Basel, 1539. Rare.
Sefer Tuv Ta’am, elucidation on Dinei Hate’amim, by Rabbi Eliyahu HaAshkenazi Hamedakdek ben Rabbi Asher Halevi. Henricus Petri Press, Basel, . Second and rare edition.
 leaves, 14 cm. The book was printed in  Kuntresim פ-ת (8 leaves per Kuntres) and Kuntres ך (with 5 leaves) and an additional illustrated leaf at the end of the book. In this copy,  leaves are missing from Kuntres פ. Enclosed with the book are photocopies of the two missing leaves.
At the end of the book, a Hebrew colophon copied from the Venice1538 edition and a Latin colophon with the printer’s Latin name.
Originally, this book was printed with the book Masoret Hamasoret and with abbreviations of the two compositions in Latin. This copy contains only the book Tuv Ta’am.
With owner’s signatures on the inside binding and the title page, including a foreign signature of Rabbi Shlomo Ambovich and with a foreign handwritten notation on two pages inside the book. And with the stamps of David Montezinos of Amsterdam and a stamp canceling the belonging of the book to the Sephardic Beis Midrash of Amsterdam.
With a stamp with a star-of-David and a menorah and the inscription "חזק ואמץ פרענץ" – apparently, the stamp of the Hashomer Hatza’ir youth movement of France, which was established in Galicia in 1913 and started operating in France in 1930.
David Montezinos (1828-1916) a scholar and bibliographer from Amsterdam, the son of Rabbi Raphael Montezinos, the Rav of the Portuguese community of Amsterdam during the years 1852-1866. David was appointed in 1866 as the librarian of the Etz Chaim Beis Midrash of Amsterdam. In 1880, he donated his large and important private collection of books to the library, thus turning the library into one of the largest and most important Jewish libraries. In recognition of his work, the name of the library was changed to the Etz Chaim Montezinos library. During World War II, the Nazis stole the books and moved them to Germany. At the end of the war, they were returned to Amsterdam, except for expensive books and manuscripts that could not be found.
Leather binding. Dismantled front board. Blemished back board.  missing leaves. Stains. Small tears and folds to the corners of some leaves. Fair-good condition.
Measurement: 14 CM