Hebrew). Chamisha Chumshei Torah[-end]

AUCTION 19 | Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art

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Lot 39

Hebrew). Chamisha Chumshei Torah[-end]

With Nikud and Cantillation points. Four parts in one volume. Divisional titles. Opening word of each Book within decorative woodcut border. A Fine Wide Margined Copy ff. 528, (1). Few light stains in places, scattered Latin marginalia on a few leaves. Later elegant blind-ruled and gilt-tooled chestnut morocco, gilt extras, spine in compartments with gilt embellishment and gilt Hebrew character title. Thick 4to Vinograd, Venice 100 &149; Haberman, Bomberg 95 & 149; Darlow & Moule 5086

Venice: Daniel Bomberg 1528 & 1533

Est: $15,000 - $20,000
AN ATTRACTIVE WIDE-MARGINED COPY OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EDITION. The year of publication on the title-page is 1533, whilst the colophon bears the year 1528. The consensus of bibliographers conclude that all known copies of the 1533 Bible contain Parts III-IV from the1525-8 edition. Seemingly the setting of the 1533 edition was aborted and was completed utilizing the portions remaining from the 1525-8 printing. According to C. D. Ginsberg