33 59 (BIBLIOPHILIA). Sefer HaHashlamah LeSeder Nezikin [novellae to Tractates Baba Kama and Baba Metzia]. A UNIQUE COPY - PRINTED ENTIRELY ON VELLUM. Edited by Judah Lubetzki. Preface in Hebrew and French by R. Zadoc Kahn, Chief Rabbi of France. ff. (2) 92, 2. Gilt dentelles. Modern green morocco, spine gilt extra, slip-case. Folio. Paris, 1885. $3000-4000 ❧ UNIQUE COPY PRINTED ON VELLUM. ISSUED UPON THE ORDERS OF BARON DAVID GÜNZBURG. For many years, the novellae of R. Meshulam ben Moses of Beziers (1175-1250), focussing on Alfasi’s commentary to the Talmud, were unknown. Upon their discovery by the scholar Judah Lubetzki in the library of Baron David Günzburg, they were promptly published. The last two folios in this volume are culled from the regular non-vellum issue, apparently to contrast the luxuriousness of the fine vellum to that of regular paper. See Treasures of the Valmadonna Trust Library - Otzroth Ya’akov, Vellum no. 42. 60 BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Schoene Artliche Geschichten [selected stories from the Decameron] FIRST EDITION with Yiddish translation (printed in Wayber-taytsch type). Prepared from the Dutch by Joseph Maarsan. The Judah A. Joffe copy (Provenance: Kestenbaum, 11.25.97 lot 48). Pencil annotations throughout. ff. 36. Ex-library, lightly worn. Later cloth-backed marbled boards. 12mo. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 927; S. Zfatman, Yiddish Narrative Prose: An Annotated Bibliography (1985) no. 85]. Amsterdam, n.p., 1710. $500-700 Lot 59 Lot 60