Commentary of Ha Mishne LeHarambam, Mehadorot. 1. Venice, 1547. At the head of every tractate there is an embellished frame around every first letter. Printed without cover pages, with wide margins, 2. Commentary of HaMishneLeHarambam, Seder Nashim, MeHadorot, 1547. At the head of every tractate there is an embellished frame around every first letter. Printed without cover pages, with wide margins, by Justinian printing press, 3. Mishne Torah LeHarambam, book of Science, book of love and part of book of Zmanim. With critique by Ra’avad, MegidMishn, Migdal Oz, and a few critiques Venice editions (1550). At the head of every book there is an embellished frame around every first letter. Printed by Bragadini. Ownership inscriptions and signatures. 4. Sefer Hamitzvot LeHarambam, with commentaries by the Ramban. These are the books that ultimately brought about the decree of the great burning of books in Italy in the year 1553. This copy is of the Mishne Torah LeHarambam, printed by the Christian printer Elvisi Bragadini, who opened in the same year, 1550, his printing house for Hebrew printing, proofread by Hamahram Padova, of the great Italian scholars, to which he added his own revisions. Antonio Justinian printed in the same year, the Rambam, and copied part of the revisions of Haram Padova from the Bragadini edition. Hamahram Padova reached out to the great Rabbis, lead by Rabbi Moshe son of YisraelIsserles and they decreed a boycott on the sale of any editions printed by Justinian. Following this dispute, the two owners of the printing house turned to Pope Julius III, claiming that the other printing house was printing books that condemn Christianity. The main complaint was about the Talmud which was printed by Justinian between the years 1546-1551. Which ultimately led to the massive burning of books in Italy on the first day of Rosh HaShana in the year 1553. 39 “cm. Not bound. Stains. Moth holes. Detached pages. Overall good condition.
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