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

Responsa Tashbetz – Amsterdam, 1738-1739 – First Edition

Opening: $400
Sold for: $500
Including buyer's premium

Responsa Tashbetz, three parts, by R. Shimon son of Tzemach Duran. With Responsa Chut HaMeshulash, by the grandsons of the author. Amsterdam: Naftali Hertz Levi, [1738-1739]. First edition. With four title pages; the first title page is engraved and depicts Moses and Aaron, David and Solomon.
Inscription and signature on the verso of the title page of part IV.
Several glosses and ownership inscriptions (partially deleted).
[11], 91; 69, [1]; 68, [1]; [1], 36; [2], 39-83; [1], 85-101, [1] leaves. 31 cm. Majority of book in good condition, title page and several other leaves in fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Worming, affecting text, repaired with paper. Open tears to first and final leaves (along margins), affecting text, repaired in part with paper. Inscriptions. Stamps. New binding, incorporating original leather binding ("fish skin" binding).
This edition has several variants, which can be differentiated by the number of title pages. Some copies are known to have seven title pages, while others were printed with only four title pages (such as the present copy. See Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, and see article by Dan and Gita Yardeni, Alei Sefer, X, pp. 119-132).
Copy of Dan Yardeni, who researched the various editions of Tashbetz (see above).

PLEASE NOTE: Item descriptions were shortened in translation. For further information, please refer to Hebrew text.

Early Printed Books – Mid-17th Century and 18th Century