AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 171


RaMBa”M). Mishneh Torah, Sepher Nezikin [Book of Torts]. Hebrew Manuscript on vellum, written in Ashkenazi semi-cursive script on two large leaves, composed in two columns. <<*>> 1. Laws of Theft and Loss, from Chap. 18, no. 12 - Laws of Wounding and Damages Chap. 1, no. 18. <<*>> 2. Laws of Murder and Preservation of Life, from Chap. 6, no. 2 - Chapter 7 no. 9. Each fragment with scholarly glosses in “windows” along the text. Damaged with loss of text. Handsomely housed in modern vellum binding. Folio.

(France?): c. 1370)

Est: $10,000 - $15,000
<<Early French Ashkenazi manuscripts of the Mishneh Torah are highly scarce.>> These leaves were extracted from the binding of a 14th-century French manuscript. The anonymous glosses in the windows along the text are not by R. Abraham ben David of Posquieres (Rabad) but from another source. Accompanied by a scholarly description by Dr. Benjamin Richler, Jerusalem.