Chamishah Chumshei Torah

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 220

Chamishah Chumshei Torah

ONE OF 850 COPIES printed on Van Gelder paper. Typeface designed by Marcus Behmer. Woodcut decorative title in blue, brown and black. Initial word of each of the Five Books surrounded by arabesques and printed in brown and black, few verses and single words printed in red. Subscriber’s prospectus laid in Stamp of the “Selff-Help Association of the Former Jewish Concentration Camp, Badgastein. K.Z. Land, Salzburg. Last page of prospectus inscribed, few ff. chipped and lightly stained, few notations, modern half-calf, folio

Berlin: Officina Serpentis for the Soncino Gesellschaft 1931-33

Est: $500 - $700
“Ranks among the most beautiful Hebrew books ever printed.” A.J. Karp, From the Ends of the Earth, Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress (1991) pp.31-34 (illustrated)