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Auction 70: September 22nd, 2016

Lot: 183 (TALMUD, BABYLONIAN). Masechta Bava Bathra. With commentaries. First Bomberg edition. Marginalia throughout. ff. 197 (of 217). Lacking title page and ff. 10-16, 31-3, 40-1, 105 and 112. Variously soiled and stained, many leaves heavily frayed and worn with loss. Old boards, worn, gutter split. Sm. folio. Vinograd, Venice 36; Haberman, Bomberg 40. Sold not subject to return.

Daniel Bomberg, Venice: 1521. Est: $2,000 - $3,000

-The rarest of Bomberg's tractates, as well as textually, the lengthiest of all the Talmudic volumes.

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