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MISHNA ZERA'IM, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER, [SPAIN, 14TH CENTURY]
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MISHNA ZERA'IM, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER, [SPAIN, 14TH CENTURY]
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 18,000 USD
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MISHNA ZERA'IM, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER, [SPAIN, 14TH CENTURY]

57 leaves (5 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.; 154 x 120 mm). Unruled, single-column text, 14–19 lines, written in a Sephardic semi-cursive script by 2 different hands, first scribe (fols. 1–14) providing catchwords on verso of first and last leaves only, second scribe (fols. 15–57) providing catchwords on every leaf, pagination in pencil;  imperfect at beginning and end, leaves guarded and resewn into modern quires, leaves lacking between pages 12–13  and 28–29, some ink oxidation, last 3 leaves damaged with some loss of text.  Modern brown cloth.


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Provenance

David Solomon Sassoon, (bookplate; sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 12 May 1981, lot 31)

 

Literature

David Solomon Sassoon, Ohel Dawid: Descriptive Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the Sassoon Library (London, 1932), vol. I,  pp. 90–91, no. 531; J. N. Epstein, Mavo le-Nusah ha-Mishnah (Jerusalem, 1999)

Catalogue Note

Contents

Pp. 1–8:          Tractate Demai from ch. 6:1.

Pp. 8–12:        Tractate Kilayim until ch. 2:2.

Pp. 13–28:      Tractate Kilayim from ch. 2:10 to ch. 7:2.

Pp. 29–35:      Tractate Shevi'it  from ch. 8:8.

Pp. 36–63:      Tractate Terumot.

Pp. 63–75:       Tractate Ma'aserot.

Pp. 75–90:       Tractate Ma'aser Sheni.

Pp. 90–99:       Tractate Hallah.

Pp. 99–106:     Tractate Orlah.

Pp. 106–114:  Tractate Bikkurim until ch. 4:2

Zera'im is the first of the six orders of the Mishnah and deals with the agricultural laws of the Land of Israel.

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