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5. Fragments of Ancient Parchment Manuscripts - Babylonian Talmud - Europe, 13

th

Century

Three leaf fragments by various writers. The leaves are

dated to the 13

th

century according to NLI experts [see

enclosed material].

These fragments of ancient manuscripts of the Talmud

were written in time of the Rishonim, about 200 years

before the printing press was invented.

The text of the

Talmud appears consecutively without the text of the

mishnayot (which were assembled at the beginning

of each chapter, typical of ancient manuscripts of the

Talmud).

These fragments contain several variations in

comparison to the printed versions of the Talmud.

Three parchment fragments. Size varies, overall fair condition.

Various damages sustained by the binding process.

Opening price: $3000

Estimate: $5000-8000

Three fragments of parchment manuscripts removed

from a "bindings' geniza", sections of ancient

manuscripts of the Babylonian Talmud. [Europe, 13

th

century].

·

Two leaf fragments from Tractate Yevamot (pages

104a-106a of the printed versions). Two columns per

page, in square Ashkenazi script [13

th

century]. The

leaf was cut across in half for use in binding. The two

parts constitute almost the entire original leaf with the

exception of several lines in the middle. One side of

the leaf is very legible, whereas the other is faded and

worn.

Each section is approximately 29X17-18 cm.

·

Section from Tractate Bava Kama (pages 87a, 88a of

the printed editions). Two columns per page, in square

Ashkenazi script [13

th

century].

The leaf is partially torn and

lacking at top and at the right side. 21X24 cm.

5b