First edition and the first title printed by the HaShutafim Printing Press. The author, Rabbi Ovadya Seforno (died in 1550), was a leading Torah sage in Italy, who became famous for his commentary on the Torah, settled in Bologna where he was a Torah authority and earned his livelihood as a professional doctor (he was called "The best of doctors"). Evidently, he was one of the people who supported (or perhaps initiated) the establishment of the HaShutafim Printing Press in Bologna. In his philosophic work Or Amim, Rabbi Ovadya Seforno copes with the ideas of the Greek philosopher Aristotle and contradicts them. Later, he translated his book into Latin and this edition was printed in Bologna one year later, in 1538.
Ownership inscription on title page: "This book reached my possession I" (erased); "Reached my possession Elisha of Mode[na]". Missing title page and 10 pages plus 8 pages at the end. Slight damage to margins more. Very old book very extremely rare.
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