Der Babylonische Talmud in Auswahl. Text by Jakob Fromer.

Auction 93 | Thursday, May 06th, 2021 at 1:00pm
K2 Judaica Sale: Rare Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Arts

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Der Babylonische Talmud in Auswahl. Text by Jakob Fromer.

Der Babylonische Talmud in Auswahl. Text by Jakob Fromer.
Lot 188
(BUDKO, JOSEPH).

Der Babylonische Talmud in Auswahl. Text by Jakob Fromer.

<<PRINTED ENTIRELY ON VELLUM.>> In this state <<One of only five numbered copies.>> A large-format version. Finely ornamented double-page frontispiece and title, five decorative divisional title pages and elaborately illuminated initials all elaborately executed by Joseph Budko. <<Sumptuously bound>> by O. Dorfner, Weimar. Bound in heavy dark blue morocco boards, both covers with six-layered gilt border of graduating width, upper cover with Star-of-David in six colors, spine titled in gilt. <<Fine condition.>> Text contains select portions of the Babylonian Talmud translated into German. Uncut, printed in two columns. pp. (blanks, 4), 5-169, (3, blanks). Opening paste-down with bookplate of Ronald P Stanton. Folio.

Berlin: Brandussche Verlags Buchhandlung 1924

Est: $40,000 - $50,000
<<Only five copies produced on vellum. This is copy number Three. In pristine condition. Bound in the publisher's unique binding.>> Along with Arthur Szyk’s Passover Hagadah and the Hebew Pentateuch issued on vellum by Soncino Gesellschaft, this exceptional volume ranks as one of the finest Jewish books produced. <<No copy of this vellum issue has ever appeared in book auction records.>>