1st Edition. 8vo. 2 volumes. Vol1: xv, ix, 400. Vol 2: v, v, 401-846. Both volumes are bound in burgundy cloth, w/gilt title on the spine, housed in a cream jacket with a matching burgundy title. The jackets of each volume have suffered some wear at their folds over the years, however it is quite minor. The books were at one time the property of Westminster Public Library and as such have a few faults as one might expect. On the front end papers of both volumes one can see that a library punch card (or something simlar) has been forcibly removed, leaving traces of itself behind. Additionally, both title pages have been stamped with something like a small hole punch (please see pictures). Finally, an ink stamp roughly 1 cm in circumference has been placed on the final page of volume 1. Please see our pictures for more of an idea. First english translation of the fifteen minor tractates, thought to be apocryphal in nature, of the Talmud. Each is supported with an introduction, commentary, and extensive index. Valuable to any understanding of Rabbinic law and thought, they include ethical treatises like Aboth d’Rabbi Nathan, Derek ‘Erez, tractates on legal subjects like Soferim and Sefer Torah, as well as tractates on subjects as far ranging as Semahoth, Kallah and Kallah Rabbati, Gerim, Kuthim, ‘Abadim, Teffillin, and Mezuzah. An extremely scarce text to find, let alone in its first edition state. Invaluable to any library committed to the study of Rabbinic law and thought. The two volumes weigh approximately 2kg and postage may have to be adjusted accordingly.
COHEN, Rev. Dr. Abraham; BRODIE, Israel, The Minor Tractates of the Talmud. Massektoth Ketannoth. In Two Volumes. , The Soncino Press, 1965
GUTHRIE, Kenneth Sylvan, The Hymns of Zoroaster Usually Called the Gathas, For the first time made entirely accessible by: Transliterated Text, Translation, Dictionary and Grammar, Introductory Tables, Analysis, Higher and Biblical Criticism, Complete Concordance, and Subject-Index., London: George Bell and Sons/ Brooklyn: Comparative Literature Press, 1914