THE ONLY HEBREW PRAYER BOOK TRANSLATED INTO GREEK, 1885
(JUDAICA-LITURGY). Seder Tefilot-Kathimerinai Proseukhsi. [According to Sephardic Rite]. Corfu: by the translator, 1885. Octavo, contemporary half cloth and marbled boards. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. $7200.
First and only edition of the only Hebrew prayer book translated into Greek, one of only 14 Hebrew items printed on the Greek island of Corfu.
The majority of the 14 items printed on Corfu were broadsides, and all were print runs of very few copies. A. M. Habermann, author of “The Hebrew Press in Corfu,” had not seen a copy of this title and only knew of it through bookseller David Frankel’s Catalogue of Greek Prints, No. 32 (Perakim Be’toldoth Ha’madphisim Ha’ivri’im (1978), 337-42, No. 6). Translated by Joseph Nahmuli with editorial assistance of Abraham Yizchaki. Text in the original Hebrew, with Greek translation facing; separate Greek and Hebrew title pages.
Scattered worming in places, chiefly marginal. Contemporary binding rubbed. An extremely good copy of this very scarce item.