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

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Lot 225


Including commentary by Moses Maimonides. Printer’s device on all five titles (Yaari no.16). The Salman Schocken copy ff.433 (of 494). Lacking ff.1-14;1-12;1-22;1-7;1-6. Wormed and stained. Occassionally remargined without loss of text. Modern boards. Folio Vinograd, Venice 280; Mehlman 103; not in Adams

Venice: Marco Antonio Giustiniani 1546

Est: $5,000 - $7,000
Most uncommon edition. Practically all copies of this Mishnah were destroyed by the Inquisition in 1553 pursuant to the Bull of Pope Paul IV ordering all copies of the Talmud and related literature be consigned to flames. See M.J. Heller, The Printing of the Talmud (1992) pp.217-28