Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Incunable Leaves – First Edition of the Mishneh Torah by the Rambam – Rome, ca. 1474

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $2,125
Including buyer's premium

Two leaves from a book of Mishneh Torah by the Rambam. [Rome: Shlomo son of Yehuda and Ovadia son of Moshe, ca. 1474]. First edition. Incunable.
Two leaves from the first edition of Mishneh Torah by the Rambam. The two leaves (leaves [167]-[168]) are from the seventh book of Mishneh Torah, Zera'im, and comprise the end of the laws of Terumot, and some six chapters of laws of Maaser.

Two leaves. 39 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Marginal open tears, not affecting text, repaired with paper (leaves were stuck together). Without binding.

See: A.K Offenberg, Hebrew Incunabula in Public Collections, Nieuwkoop 1990, no. 87.

Incunabula and Early Printed Books