Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Midrash Tanchuma – Prague, 1612-1613

Opening: $400
Sold for: $750
Including buyer's premium

Midrash Tanchuma, on the Five Books of the Torah. Prague: Yaakov son of Gershon Bak, 1612-1613.
Signature on title page of Tevele Wallach (perhaps R. Tevele Wallach, who exchanged halachic correspondence with the Avodat HaGershuni).
Additional signatures (some deleted with ink) and inscriptions on the title page.
71, 73-100 leaves. Lacking leaf 72. 30 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Wear. Open tears (some large) to title page and other leaves, slightly affecting title page border and affecting text, repaired with paper. Extensive worming, affecting text. Marginal paper repairs to title page and other leaves, affecting text in several places. Handwritten inscriptions. New binding, with defects and worming.

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Incunabula and Early Printed Books – 15th-17th Centuries