Sepher Mitzvath Gadol (SM”G) [“The Great Book of Precepts”]

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 310

Sepher Mitzvath Gadol (SM”G) [“The Great Book of Precepts”]

Woodcut initials and incipit panels on on ff. 2r, 8v, 103v, and 107r. Marginalia ff. 278 (of 280) lacking opening blank and colophon leaf. Printed without a title page. Lightly stained, f. 198 and final 25 leaves neatly laid to size, few leaves with some loss on first few lines, few taped repairs. Recent blind-tooled tan calf with clasps and hinges. Folio

Soncino: Gershom ben Moses Soncino 19th December 1488

Est: $20,000 - $25,000
The first book printed by Gershom Soncino. Second incunable edition of this extensive and important work, the first was printed in Rome, c.169-72