With commentary by Moses Maimonides (RaMBa”M) with his lengthy introductions, translated from the Arabic by several hands
Bound in six volumes (according to the Six Orders of the Mishnah). Text in two columns in square type, commentary in rabbinc type. Numerous woodcut diagrams within the text. Colophon on f. 270r. Marginalia in several early hands. The Admiral Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss copy
ff. 340 (of 356), lacking 1-9, 16-18, 26, 107, 355-356. Lightly foxed and stained in places, many leaves rehinged with tears along extreme inner margins, several leaves of first volume with marginal wear, final volume dampsoiled resulting in tears on several leaves, final 13 leaves crudely repaired with distinct marginal loss of text. Recent half-calf, rubbed. Folio Vinograd, Naples 24; Mehlman 11; Goff, Heb 82; Freimann & Marx, Thesaurus A-73; Iakerson, Lehmann Catalogue IN-32
Naples: Joshua Solomon b. Israel Nathan Soncino and Joseph ibn Peso 8th May 1492
Est: $15,000 - $20,000
PRICE REALIZED $22,000
The first complete printed edition of the Mishnah.
This work of particular interest for its typographical variants. See A. Yaari, Iyunim Be’incunabulim Ivri’im, in: Kiryat Sefer (1948) Vol. XXIV pp.157-9. This was the last book printed in Naples by J.S. Soncino