Pirkei Avoth [Ethics of the Fathers]

AUCTION 5 | Tuesday, June 23rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 224

Pirkei Avoth [Ethics of the Fathers]

FIRST EDITION. With commentary by Maimonides ff. 47. Lacking initial blank leaf. Extreme lower corners of few leaves neatly recornered, margins of final several leaves trace wormed and stained, 11 leaves laid to size. Modern vellum. Sm. 4to Vinograd, Soncino 2; Freimann-Marx Thesaurus A-41; Goff Heb-83

Soncino: Joshua Solomon Soncino 1484

Est: $60,000 - $70,000
The First Printed Edition of the Ethics of the Fathers. This important text of moral philosophy was among the very first few Hebrew books printed by the First Family of Hebrew Printing in the Italian town from which they originated