Sepher Rav Mordechai

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 182

Sepher Rav Mordechai

FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Two volumes. First: The Elkan Nathan Adler copy. Second: The Mayer Sulzberger copy. Title letters of second volume historiated ff. 192, 45. First: extreme outer margins lightly wormed and stained. Second: dampstained, few paper repairs. Later vellum and recent half-roan, light wear. Folio Vinograd, Riva 9; Adams M-1747

Riva di Trento: Jacob Marcaria & Joseph Ottolenghi 1559-60

Est: $800 - $1,200
The spread of The Mordechai, a vast 13th-century Talmud-based compendium of Halacha has a complex history. Of many manuscripts extant, no two are identical. It exerted a powerful influence in both Western and Oriental rabbinic circles