Auction 74 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Sep 15, 2020
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LOT 39:

Mishneh Torah by the Rambam – Berditchev, 1809-1819 – Four Parts

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Mishneh Torah by the Rambam – Berditchev, 1809-1819 – Four Parts
Mishneh Torah by the Rambam, Parts I-IV. Berditchev, [1809-1819].
Four parts in four volumes – from the two editions printed in Berditchev at that time.
Two editions of Mishneh Torah by the Rambam were printed in Berditchev: the first one was printed in 1808-1809 by Shmuel son of Yissachar Ber Segal, and the second was printed in 1818-1821 by R. Yisrael Bak (his well-known printer's device, depicting a Torah shield, appears in Part I, however his name is not mentioned).
Parts III and IV of this lot were printed in 1809, as part of the first edition printed in Berditchev. Parts I and II were printed in 1818-1819, as part of the second edition printed by R. Yisrael Bak.
Four volumes. Vol. I (Part I, Madda-Zemanim): [7], 246, 249-278 leaves (lacking leaves 247-248). Vol. II (Part II, Nashim-Kedushah): [4], 260 leaves. Vol. III (Part III, Haflaah-Taharah): [2], 389, [1] leaves. Vol. IV (Part IV, Nezikin-Shoftim): [2], 310 leaves. Lacking errata leaves [2]-[3] from beginning of volume (these leaves were printed on one side only, and are an expansion of the errata on leaf [4]). Approx. 37 cm. Bluish paper in some volumes. Condition varies. Vol. I in good condition. Stains and minor damage. Vol. II in fair-good condition. Large dampstains, with signs of midew, to some leaves. Marginal open tears to several leaves, slightly affecting text, some repaired. Worming. Leaves trimmed affecting headings of several leaves. Vols. III and IV in good condition. Stains. Small marginal tears to title pages. Minor worming. Stamps. New, uniform bindings.