Strack, Hermann L (Editor). Der Babylonische Talmud. Nach der Einzigen Vollständigen Handschrift München Codex Hebraicus 95 (The Munich Codex Facsimile)

AUCTION 42 | Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 254
(TALMUD).

Strack, Hermann L (Editor). Der Babylonische Talmud. Nach der Einzigen Vollständigen Handschrift München Codex Hebraicus 95 (The Munich Codex Facsimile)

Two volumes. Printed on Regal Paper Ex-library. Original linen boards, rebacked, new endpapers. Heavy folio

Leiden: 1912

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
PRICE REALIZED $2,000
Colossal fascsimile of the monumental Munich Codex, the earliest complete manuscript of the entire Babylonian Talmud. It is the only recorded manuscript of the Talmud to have survived the wide-spread destruction of books in Spain in the 15th-century and Italy in the 16th-century. Needless to say, the manuscript contains numerous and significant textual variants from the printed edition. It formed the basis of R.NN. Rabinovicz’s important Dikdukei Sofrim