Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $200
Estimate $2,000 - $2,500
Sold for $1,220
Including buyer's premium

Arba Turim. Tur Even HaEzer and Tur Choshen Mishpat. Pano, printed by Gershom Soncino, 1516. Post-incunabula. Especially rare book. Incomplete copy.

Especially rare book. Vinograd-Rosenthal and the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book state that the National Library does not contain a complete copy. However, the library recently acquired the 'Valmadonna' collection, including one complete copy.

145 leaves, fine paper. 30 cm. Includes Even HaEzer from beginning to end, missing 12 leaves in the middle, and Choshen Mishpat, missing last page. Both parts were printed in serial booklets.

The following are page details according to kuntress: 2 leaves from Kuntress 26, from the beginning of Even HaEzer; Kuntress 27, 6 leaves; Kuntress 28 has 5 leaves and lacks the remainder until last leaf of Kuntress 30. Kuntresses 31-52 each have 6 leaves, and Kuntress 53 has 5 leaves, and lacks the last leaf. The missing leaves were completed in Yemenite script.

Moderate-fine condition. Aging stains. Few worming holes. Reinforcements mostly to the last leaves. Old binding.

Early Prints