Winner's Unlimited - No. 105

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February 21, 2018
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400

Tractate Niddah of the Babylonian Talmud, Sulzbach [1758], "Zalman the printer." Magnificent parchment binding. Title page in red ink. Bound with the Mishnayot Seder Teharot, Sulzbach, 1760. Separate title page for Seder Teharot.

This edition of the Talmud was at the center of a sharp controversy with the Proops printers of Amsterdam. They claimed that they had exclusive rights to print the Talmud, received with the approbations to print their edition of the Talmud, and that this Sulzbach edition violated their rights. This controversy generated the severe decision by the Vaad Arba Artzot that it is forbidden to read from these tractates and they should be burned.

Owner notation from soon after the printing on the title page.

88, 178 leaves. 35 cm.

Green page cuts. Wood binding covered in parchment with embedded decorations, leather closures without buckles.

18 cm. tear in the line connecting the spine to the front binding. Stained binding. Aging stains. Brown leaves in so of the pages in Mishnayot Teharot.