This text was prepared by William Gross:
Multifaceted philosophical commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes by Baruch b. Moses ibn Baruch.
Ibn Baruch (c. 1540-c.1607), a talmudist, halakhist, philosopher and exegete, was born in Salonika to a distinguisehd Sephardic Baruch famly, also known as Bet Ya'akov. He served as a rabbi in Constantinople, but in about 1595 left for Venice, where he joined the bet din of R. Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen, as well as working for the Hebrew presses in that city.
The book's title page has the frame associated with Zanetti publications. At the bottom of the page is the Con licentia de i Superiori of the censor.
The printer Daniel Zanetti inherited the print-shop established in Venice by Matteo Zanetti. Active from 1596-1608, Daniel published more than sixty titles.