Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

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

Opening: $15,000
Estimate: $25,000 - $30,000
Sold for: $23,750
Including buyer's premium

Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Rosh Hashanah – 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).
Inscription on title page and marginal glosses in several places.

42 leaves. 36.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, including dark stains and minor dampstains. Open tears, including large marginal open tears to final leaves, close to text, repaired with paper. Worming to title page and other leaves, slightly affecting text, mostly repaired with paper. New leather binding.

Habermann, The Printer Daniel Bomberg, no. 32.

Talmud and Talmudic Commentaries