Perhaps its the librarian in me that objects to sales like this. I want books to be shared and passed around and used by as many readers as possible.
|This picture comes from Christies' press release.|
Printed in Hebrew in Bologna in January 1482, the volume represents the very first appearance in print of all five books of the Pentateuch as well as the first to which vocalisation and cantillation marks have been added. It is equally the first time that the printed Biblical text is accompanied by Rashi’s commentary and the paraphrase in Aramaic (Targum Onkelos).The press release also reports that two other copies have gone to auction in the past, so this isn't the only copy of this incunabule in existence.