Shibolei HaLeket [“The Gathered Sheaves”: Rabbinic code]

AUCTION 47 | Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 42

Shibolei HaLeket [“The Gathered Sheaves”: Rabbinic code]

FIRST EDITION ff. 55. MInor repair along upper portion of arch on title-page, few marginal repairs, previous owners’ marks. Modern half-vellum boards. Folio Vinograd, Venice 295; Habermann, Bomberg 182; Adams Z-117

Venice: Daniel Bomberg 1546

Est: $500 - $700
The most notable of the 13th-century Italian codes, Shibolei HaLeket discusses the laws of ritual and festivals. In the introduction, the author states that his purpose is to sift through the mass of opinions, those decisions that might be relied upon to teach the correct mode of religious conduct. See M. Waxman, Vol. II, pp. 130-132. Tradition has it that the Anav (Heb. Min-Ha’Anavim) Family was one of four aristocratic families Titus brought from Jerusalem to Rome after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 c.e. Zedekiah ben Abraham (1225-1297) was one of many distinguished Talmudists to emerge from this illustrious Roman family