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

Five Books of the Torah – Venice, 1524 / Haftarot According to Sephardic and Ashkenazic Rites – Venice, 1548 – Printed by Daniel Bomberg

Opening: $1,500
Sold for: $2,250
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Five Books of the Torah, with Targum, Rashi and Chizkuni commentaries, and five Megillot with Rashi commentary. [Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1524].
Bound with: Haftarot for the entire year according to Sephardic and Ashkenazic rites. [Venice: Daniel Bomberg for Cornelius Adelkind, 1548].
Several glosses in Persian script, signed "Nehorai son of R. Aharon Rofeh" or "Nehorai".
The last leaf of the Torah section bears many inscriptions in Persian script recording a birth and deaths in 1711-1792. On the last page of the Haftarot section, inscriptions in Yiddish from Manheim, 17th century.
Five Books of the Torah and five Megillot: [315] leaves. Lacking title page. Haftarot: [26] leaves. 32 cm. Fair condition. Some leaves in fair-poor condition. Many stains. Dampstains. Extensive wear. Tears, including many open tears, affecting text in many places, repaired with paper (with handwritten replacements). Large open tears to first leaf (with loss of most of the leaf; mounted on paper for reinforcement). This leaf, and some other heavily damaged leaves, are accompanied by photocopies (photocopies bound following damaged leaves). Leaves trimmed with damage to headings of a number of leaves. Old binding.
Missing [24] leaves of Haftarot originally printed with the Five Books of the Torah. These leaves were replaced with Haftarot from a later edition, printed by Cornelius Adelkind in the Bomberg press in 1548.

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Bibles and Tehillim
Bibles and Tehillim