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Talmud Bavli, Tractate Bekhorot
תלמוד בבלי, מסכת בכורות
Isaac b. Aaron of Prostitz
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69, [1 blank] ff., 315:217 mm., usual age staining, worming throughout affecting letters repaired, wide margins, bound in modern cloth over boards.
Tractate Bekhorot, fourth tractate in the Mishnah, in the order of Kodashim, dealing in nine chapters, with the laws relating to the firstborn, both of men and animals, and with allied subjects. A very rare tractate of the first Talmud edition of the Isaac b. Aaron of Prostitz (Prossnitz) printing press. Isaac who was trained in Italy and received a 50 years' licence from Sigismund II Augustus to set up a Hebrew press in 1569. He acquired his equipment from the Venetian printers Cavalli and Grypho and also brought with him from Italy the scholarly proofreader Samuel Boehm. In the next 60 years Isaac and his successors (sons and nephews) produced some 200 books, of which 73 were in Yiddish. The Babylonian Talmud was printed twice, this edition 1602–08 and again in 1616–20.
Vinograd, Cracow 268; EJ
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