Maseches Menachos with the commentaries of Rashi and Tosafos; includes Piskei Tosafos. This is a complete volume from the second edition of the legendary Bomberg Shas, published by the Daniel Bomberg Press in Venice.
Large format. Beautiful printing with dark ink on thick, high-quality paper.
The Bomberg Shas
The first complete set of Talmud Bavli was printed by the famed Daniel Bomberg Press in Venice between the years 1520-1523. The complete set was a masterpiece, with attractive, clear type and practically free of censorship. It likewise contained new additions that were printed for the first time based on handwritten manuscripts.
Following the immense success of the first edition of Shas, Bomberg commenced printing a second edition which he completed in 1531. The second edition of the Bomberg Shas was printed precisely based on the prior edition, with slight changes. In the present second edition, the page number is noted on the left corner of the folio with the name of the maseches printed on its right. This has since become the standard practice in all editions of Gemara.
Commonly regarded as the prototype for all future editions, the Venice Shas established the famous tzuras hadaf which fixed the number of pages in each tractate and served as the basis for all future printings of the Gemara. Until this very day, anyone who cites a source in Shas references the daf as established in Bomberg’s Venice Shas
Rabbi Refael Nosson Nutta Rabinowitz, an expert on the printings of Talmud, wrote in reference to this project, “The structure and appearance of this Talmud is perfect in its magnificence and splendor. The paper is fine and the letters are black and luminous… No subsequent printings are as beautiful” (Ma’amar Al Hadpasas Hatalmud p. 41).
Page Count: 112 leaves. Page Size: 37.5 cm. Condition: Good with attractive margins. A significant portion of the blank parts of the title page and back flyleaf was professionally restored; margins of first 11 leaves restored; part of text restored on leaf 8. Binding: Attractive new half-leather binding.
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