Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Tractate Shabbat – Venice, 1530 – Second Talmud Edition Printed by Bomberg

Opening: $10,000
Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000
Sold for: $12,500
Including buyer's premium

Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbat – with Rashi and Tosafot, Piskei Tosafot, Rambam's commentary on Mishnayot, and Rabbenu Asher. [Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1530]. Second edition.
Volume from the second Talmud edition printed by Daniel Bomberg in Venice.
On p. 157b, text of the Hadran recited upon the completion of a tractate. Concludes with the regular kaddish, rather than the special kaddish usually recited nowadays at a siyum.
Many handwritten references and markings in the margins and body of text. After the kaddish at end of tractate, note in early Ashkenazic script with text to be recited at a siyum (from Shimush Tehillim).

Incomplete copy. 3-8, 10-191 leaves. Lacking 4 leaves: title page, leaves 2, 9, and final leaf (replaced in photocopy). 35.5 cm. Fair condition. Many stains, including dampstains and dark stains. Wear. Tears, including tears affecting text, repaired with paper. Large marginal open tears to several leaves, slightly affecting text, repaired with paper (with handwritten text replacement on one leaf). Worming, affecting text. Many stamps (over text in several places). New leather binding.

Habermann, The Printer Daniel Bomberg, no. 19.

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