Auction 62
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 12

Three Incomplete Books Printed in Constantinople – 1510, 1514, 1517

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Lot Number 12

Three Incomplete Books Printed in Constantinople – 1510, 1514, 1517

Three incomplete books printed in Constantinople early in the 16th century:
1. Midrash Mishlei. [Constantinople, 1517]. First edition.
Year of printing is according to A. Yaari, HaDefus HaIvri BeKushta, Jerusalem 1967, p. 76, no. 53.
[11] leaves Originally: [12] leaves. The title page is missing and replaced with photocopy). Fair-poor condition. Stains and wear. Worming and tears (repaired), affecting text (the leaves were professionally restored). New binding.
2. Pirkei Rabbi Eliezer. [Constantinople: Yehuda Sasson, 1514]. Second edition.
[22] leaves. Originally: [44] leaves (lacking title page and leaves from the middle and end of the book). 17 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Tears (repaired), affecting text. New binding.
3. Torat Kohanim, Sifra [D'Vei Rav], with the Raavad's commentary. [Constantinople, ca. 1510]. First edition.
The printing of this edition was never completed. The printing of the book was evidently interrupted in the middle of Parshat VaYikra. Altogether, [42] leaves were printed. Here is a section of the book containing [8] leaves.
[8] leaves. Originally: [42] leaves. 26 cm. Fair-poor condition. Stains. Severe worming and tears (repaired) affecting text (the leaves were professionally restored). New binding.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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Opening
800$

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