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.>>