Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $ 2,000
Estimate $ 2,500 - $ 3,000

Solitary leaves (the first on parchment) with excerpts from Rash"i's commentary on the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Chulin leaves 68-89, 75, 78-79. With text variations from the written version and ancient manuscripts. Italy, 14-15th century.

[1] leaf, ink on parchment. [8] leaves, ink on paper. 19x12 cm. Ashkenazic script.

It seems that these compilations were comprised of an exterior sheet and a middle sheet, and the external parchment sheets wrapped the paper leaves between them. This technique was not customarily used in Ashkenaz, but was characteristic of Italy and other areas. It therefore seems that these leaves, written in an Ashkenazic script, are from Italy.

Moderate condition. Aging stains. The leaves were restored following wear, primarily in the margins of the leaves, with blemish to text.

Compositions, Manuscripts and Glosses from Ashkenazic Rabbinical Leaders