Auction 86 - Part I - Rare & Important Items

Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim – Venice, 1552-1563 – Printed by Giustiniani – Torah Section Scarce, Not in NLI

Opening: $5,000
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for: $17,500
Including buyer's premium
Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim – Bible edition comprised of sections of the Bible printed in Venice by Marco Antonio Giustiniani at various times:
Five Books of the Torah. Venice, 1563. Bound with: Neviim Rishonim and Acharonim, and Ketuvim. Venice, [1552].
No Hebrew books were printed in Venice from the burning of the Talmud in 1553, until 1562. Presumably, the Torah section was bound with the Neviim and Ketuvim sections by the printer, putting to use copies remaining from a Bible edition printed before the burning of the Talmud.
All parts in one volume. Torah: 141 leaves, [1] blank leaf. Neviim Rishonim: [1], 146-254 leaves. Neviim Acharonim: 255-369 leaves, [1] blank leaf. Ketuvim: 124 leaves. Approx. 20 cm. Light-colored, high-quality paper. Good condition. Stains. Minor open tear to final leaf, slightly affecting text, and minor marginal tears to final two leaves, not affecting text. Wormhole to first leaves, slightly affecting text. Minor marginal worming to one of final leaves. Original leather binding, with late paper and tape repairs. Damage to binding.
The Torah section is recorded in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book according to the copy in Biblioteca Palatina, Parma, and does not appear in the NLI catalog.
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