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

Responsa of the Maharik – Cremona, 1557 / Responsa of the Ralbach – Venice, 1565 – First Edition – Early Leather and Wooden Binding, with Clasp Remnants – Copy of Rabbi Eizik Nördlingen, Brother of the Yosef Ometz

Opening: $700
Sold for: $4,000
Including buyer's premium

Two books from the 16th century bound together:
• Responsa of the Maharik – R. Yosef Colon. Cremona: Vincenzo Conti, 1557.
Bound with:
• Responsa of the Ralbach – R. Levi ibn Habib. Venice: printer not indicated, 1565. First edition.
Two woodcut title pages.
Handwritten inscription on the title pages of both volumes.
Poetic ownership inscription on the front endpaper, signed by R. Eizik Nördlingen, eldest brother of R. Yosef Yuzpa Nördlingen author of Yosef Ometz. Additional ownership inscription.
Several glosses in Ashkenazic script.

Two books in one volume. Responsa of the Maharik: [12], 171, [1] leaves. Responsa of the Ralbach: [4], 209, [1], 328 leaves. Lacking final two leaves of errata. Extra copies of leaves 289 and 294. Leaves 290 and 293 (marked 286) provided from a different copy (detached, cut differently). 30 cm. Condition varies, first book in fair-good condition, second book in overall good condition. Stains, including dampstains and traces of past dampness, with mold to many leaves of first book. Tears, including tears to title page of first book, affecting border and text. Worming. Faded stamps. Early wood and leather binding, with clasp remnants. Wear and defects to binding, tear to spine.

Incunabula and Early Printed Books