Auction 83 - Part I - Rare and Important Items

Five Books of the Torah and Five Megillot – Venice, 1527 – Printed by Daniel Bomberg – Rare Edition

Opening: $1,000
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for: $16,250
Including buyer's premium
Five Books of the Torah, with Five Megillot. [Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1527].
Five Books of the Torah and Five Megillot, with vocalization and cantillation marks.
Without title page. The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book states: "None of the copies known to us have a title page".
Some copies of this edition included Haftarot following Romaniote rite, while others included Haftarot following Sephardi rite. The present copy does not include Haftarot.
[210] leaves. Without 60 leaves of Haftarot. 15.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Tears, including open tears, slightly affecting text. One leaf detached, several loose leaves (detached leaf torn in half and mended with wax and paper). Leaves trimmed close to headings (slightly affecting text in several places). Handwritten inscriptions. Old binding. Wear and damage to binding.
Rare edition. Only a few copies known. Listed in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book based on a microfilm of the Bodleian Library copy (the NLI also holds only a microfilm).
Habermann, Bomberg, no. 100.
Early Books - 16th Century
Early Books - 16th Century