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Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Yevamot, Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1522
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Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Yevamot, Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1522
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
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Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Yevamot, Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1522
148 of 150 folios (13 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.; 341 x 245 mm) (collation: i-xv8, xvi10, i8, ii6, iii4 [iv2 = ff. 19-20 (translators’ introduction to Maimonides’ commentary on Seder nashim) lacking]) on paper. Tapering text on ff. 15v, 44r, 62r; marginalia on virtually every page of Talmud and several pages of the Rosh, some of them long, others of them cropped; Yiddish writing on f. [1r]; pen trials on f. [1r]. Slight scattered staining; gutters strengthened throughout due to worming; pages often warped or creased; some smudging of marginalia; f. [1] supplied, repaired in outer edges, stained, mounted on heavy paper, and loose at foot; repair in upper edge near gutter of f. 2; repairs along outer edges of ff. 2-3; small tears in lower edges of ff. 2-4, 41, 83, [136-137] and in outer edges of ff. 40-42, 80; lower-outer corners of ff. 3-4, 17-19 repaired; slight worming in outer edges of ff. 4-7 and in outer column of ff. [136-148] affecting only a few words; minor losses in lower-outer corners of ff. 20-22; small hole in outer column of f. 21 affecting a couple words; tape repair in lower edge of f. 32; small holes in outer margins of ff. 41, 45, 69-73 and in lower margin of f. [103]; slight dampstaining in outer margin of ff. 42-91 and in lower-outer corner of ff. 74-[148]; ff. 57, 64 supplied and loose: f. 57 foxed, with a few marginal wormholes, and f. 64 foxed, with a few wormholes slightly affecting some words; tape repair in gutter of f. 104 and in lower edges of ff. 120, 122-[123]. Modern maroon blind-tooled leather, slightly scuffed or stained; spine in five compartments with raised bands; title, place, and date lettered in gilt on spine; modern paper flyleaves and pastedowns.
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Catalogue Note

Yevamot (Widows Subject to Levirate Marriages), the first tractate in Seder nashim (The Order of Women), discusses, in sixteen chapters, a wide range of laws pertaining to women. (In fact, one manuscript even refers to it simply by the title Nashim, presumably for this reason.) Topics covered, aside from the laws of levirate marriage (and the ritual of halitsah that obviates it), include the obligation to procreate, forbidden marriages, child marriages, iggun (the “chaining” of a woman to a marriage that cannot, as yet, be definitively declared terminated), accidental adultery, paternity issues, and conversion to Judaism – among the weightiest themes treated by the Talmud.

Provenance

Zalman Bass(?) (f. [1r])

Joseph ben Jonah(?) (f. 2r, [148r])

Abraham bar Moses ha-Levi(?) (f. [148r])

Literature

A.M. Habermann, Ha-madpis daniyyel bombirgi u-reshimat sifrei beit defuso (Safed: The Museum of Printing Art, 1978), 35 (no. 50).

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