Auction 62
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 24

Two Early Editions of Responsa of the Rashba – Bologna, 1539 / Venice, 1545

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Lot Number 24

Two Early Editions of Responsa of the Rashba – Bologna, 1539 / Venice, 1545

Two editions of Responsa of the Rashba:
· Responsa, by R. Shlomo ibn Aderet (the Rashba). Bologna, [1539]. First edition.
Handwritten notes and sources on many leaves. Signatures appear on pp. 64b and [200b]: "I, Yisrael son of R. Aharon…". Additional inscriptions.
[16], [1]-167, 167-216 [i.e. 215] leaves. Mispaginated. The [16] leaves of indexes usually appear at the beginning of the book with an additional title page ("Simanei She'elot U'Teshuvot"). In this copy, the title page of the book was bound before the indexes, and the title page of the indexes is detached (with tears, wear and worming, repaired), apparently from another copy. 26 cm. Good-fair condition. Thick, high-quality paper. The bottom half of the title page (of the book) is lacking and repaired. Stains. Worming, some repaired. Signs of past dampness and mold stains to some leaves. New binding.
· Responsa of the Rashba, by R. Shlomo ibn Aderet. Venice: Justinian, 1545.
Handwritten notes and sources on many leaves. The title page bears signatures: "Yehuda Leib Rofe"; "Avraham Scadri[?]".
192 leaves. 24.5 cm. Overall good condition. Stains. Tears (repaired) to title page. Small tears and damage to the last leaf. New leather binding. Slipcased.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.

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2,460$
Opening
1,200$

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