Auction 85 - Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Binding with Rare Printed Leaf Fragments – Including a Leaf from an Unknown Talmud Edition Printed in Constantinople in the 16th Century

Opening: $300
Sold for: $375
Including buyer's premium

Disassembled book binding, with the leaves it contained – rare printed leaf fragments, including a leaf from an unknown Talmud edition:
• Leaf from tractate Berachot (end of chapter I and beginning of chapter II), from an unknown Talmud edition, presumably printed in Constantinople, ca. 1590. Leaf almost complete.
• Fragment from Tractate Shabbat. Venice: Bomberg, 1520.
• Leaves from Five Book of the Torah with commentaries, Constantinople 1522 edition.
• Leaf fragments from Akedat Yitzchak, presumably Salonika 1522 edition.
• Leaves from Arbaa Turim, Choshen Mishpat part, Constantinople 1540 edition.
• Two fragments from Tractate Chullin, Salonika 1566 edition.
• Leaves from the book Yefeh Toar, Venice 1597 edition.
• Other fragments (including leaf fragments from an unidentified manuscript).
The binding was made of early printed leaves pasted together with several manuscript leaves, and covered in leather. The present item includes the leaves and leather covering after careful disassembly.
Approx. 30 leaf fragments. Size and condition vary.

PLEASE NOTE: Item descriptions were shortened in translation. For further information, please refer to Hebrew text.

Talmud and Rif, Mishnayot and Pirkei Avot