She’iltoth [Halachah as derived from the Pentateuch]

AUCTION 28 | Tuesday, April 05th, 2005 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: The Library of the late Professor Abraham J. Karp.

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Lot 4

She’iltoth [Halachah as derived from the Pentateuch]

FIRST EDITION. Title within architectural arch. First words of five divisions of Pentateuch richly historiated ff. 58. Ex-library, margins trimmed, wormed throughout. Modern boards. Sm. folio Vinograd, Venice 294; Habermann, Bomberg 181; Adams A-104

Venice: Daniel Bomberg 1546

Est: $600 - $800
The first work attributed to an author after the close of the Talmudic era. In the nineteenth century, R. Naphtali Zevi Judah Berlin (“NeZIV”), famed dean of the Volozhin Yeshivah, published a commentary to the work, “Ha'amek She'elah.” In the twentieth century, Prof. Samuel Kalman Mirsky of Yeshiva University published a critical edition of the She'iltoth