Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Tractate Chullin – Venice, 1521 – First Talmud Edition Printed by Daniel Bomberg

Opening: $12,000
Estimate: $18,000 - $20,000
Sold for: $15,000
Including buyer's premium

Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Chullin – with Rashi and Tosafot, Piskei Tosafot, the Rambam's commentary on Mishnayot, and Rabbenu Asher. Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1521. First edition.
Volume from the first Talmud edition printed by Daniel Bomberg in Venice. This famous edition (The Venice Talmud), the first to comprise the entire Babylonian Talmud, served as prototype for all future Talmud editions. It established the text of the Talmud, the page layout and foliation used until this day.
"Registro" table on final page, listing the gatherings and opening text of each sheet (to facilitate bookbinding).
Marginalia to several leaves.

2-174, 177-179, [1] leaves. Lacking title page (replaced in photocopy). Approx. 34 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Large, dark stains to some leaves. Tears, including large open tears to first and final leaves and to several other leaves, affecting text, repaired with paper (with photocopy text replacement in several places). Worming affecting text, mostly repaired with paper. New binding.

Habermann, The Printer Daniel Bomberg, no. 44b.

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