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LOT: 190

Manuscript copy of the Ma’ari Sa’adiya ben Me’oded, Rashi’s commentary on the Torah. Yemen, mid-17th century.

Begins in the middle of Parshat Bereishit and ends at the end of VeZot HaBracha. The colophon, accidentally bound between pages 149 and 150, states: “The copier Sa’adiya ben Me’oded, 1674.” Probably from the family of the sofer Petichi Chamami. Notes in the margins, some of them probably filling in Rashi’s words from other printings read by the sofer. See: Encyclopedia of Yemenite Sages, p. 488. 356 written pages. Moth damage, various tears. Leather binding done by hand from a later period. 20x15cm. Overall good condition.
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