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Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Eruvin, Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1522
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Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Eruvin, Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1522
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Eruvin, Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1522

129 leaves (13 ¾ x 9 ¾ in.; 350 x 250 mm). collation: 1-158, 169=129 leaves. Title page soiled, creased, with pen trials. Woodcut initial word panel. First ten leaves strengthened at margin. Dampstaining along upper edge. Final quire stained; wormhole, affecting a few letters. Occasional marginalia. Half vellum.


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Literature

Vinograd, Venice 62; Habermann 45a (mistakenly records 189 leaves)

Catalogue Note

In Jewish religious property law, an Eruv is a legal aggregation or "mixture" of separate parcels of property. Under certain conditions these mixed properties may be considered a single entity held in common by all the holders of the original parcels. As a result, certain actions, which might otherwise be prohibited on the Sabbath, such as carrying from one parcel to another, are permitted. Eruvin (mixtures) is the second tractate of the order Mo'ed and deals with all aspects of the Sabbath eruv. It is thus a continuation of the tractate Shabbat, and in fact, it appears that originally the two tractates were combined, but considering that such a combined tractate would have comprised 34 chapters, an inordinately lengthy and unwieldy amount, the tractate was divided into two separate units.

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