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Ma’aseh Tuvya, first edition—Vencie 1707, pretty copy.

Considered the first Hebrew book on medicine, astronomy, and research into anatomy, by Rabbi Tuvya Katz the Doctor. First edition, with many illustrations and charts, portrait of the author on the reverse of the cover, illustration of the human body and its internal organs. Endorsement of Rabbi David Oppenheim and rabbis of Venice. Songs of praise for the author and the book. Various listings of ownership. Stains and light tears, 2 missing pages have been photocopied and inserted into the book. Bound with leather binding, handsome, with golden inscriptions.
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