Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Babylonian Talmud – Amsterdam, 1644-1648 – Five Volumes, Elaborate Original Bindings

Opening: $4,000
Sold for: $6,250
Including buyer's premium
Babylonian Talmud, with commentaries. Amsterdam edition, 1644-1648. Printed by Immanuel Benveniste.
Five volumes in very good condition, with the original elaborate bindings. Vellum-covered wooden bindings, with gilded impressed decorations. Original metal clasps. Gilded edges, with floral decorations. Three of the volumes have leather labels on their spines with the names of the tractates.
Five volumes, each containing several tractates (separate title pages for each tractate), as follows: 1. Berachot (1644) and Seder Zera’im (1646). 2. Shabbat (1645) and Eruvin (1646). 3. Pesachim, Hagiga, Betza and Mo’ed Katan (1645). 4. Sanhedrin, Avoda Zara (1645), Horayot and Eduyot (1647), Tractate Avot and Masechtot Ketanot. 5. Nida (1647) and Taharot (1647).
27 cm (binding: 29 cm). Good-very good condition. Spotting. Few tears. Wear and damages (mostly minor) to bindings. Volumes 1 and 4 are lacking one clasp. Damages to leather labels on the spines.
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