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

Rashi's Commentary to the Torah and the Megillot – Augsburg, 1533

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $5,250
Including buyer's premium

Rashi's Commentary to the Torah and the Megillot. [Augsburg: Chaim son of David Shachor, 1533].
Incomplete copy. Printed without a title page. Illustrations of a lion and a scorpion at the opening of each chumash and Shir HaShirim.
Several glosses and inscriptions (early Ashkenazic script). Late signature on endpaper.
[138] leaves (originally [191] leaves; lacking 53 leaves: 25 leaves at beginning, 24 leaves in middle and 4 leaves at end). 4-leaf gatherings (each gathering numbered on first page). This copy is lacking gatherings 1-7 (except for three inconsecutive leaves), 24-29, the fourth leaf of gathering 47 and gathering 48 (a 3-leaf gathering). 19 cm. Condition varies (most leaves in good condition, some leaves in fair condition). First two leaves heavily browned. Stains, including dampstains (mold stains to a few leaves). Open tears, affecting text, to first three leaves, repaired in part with paper. Open tears to margins of several other leaves. Old binding.

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