Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Collection of Notebooks – Chalukah Lists of Kollel Kosov – Safed, 1916-1943

Opening: $400
Sold for: $2,750
Including buyer's premium

Large collection of notebooks, leaves and receipts. Safed, ca. 1916-1943.
Notebooks with lists of the members of Kollel Kosov, for the Chalukah of the Vienna monies (funds collected in Galicia and Bukovina by the courts of the rebbes of Kosov and Otynia-Vizhnitz, and sent via Vienna); the Montefiore monies (funds from the Montefiore and Mazkeret Moshe foundations) and Deyzh monies (funds collected in Siebenbürgen by the rebbes of Deyzh).
Close writing, mostly in the neat hand of R. Yosef Tzvi Geiger, treasurer and trustee of the Kollel. The lists in these notebooks provide much information on the Safed Jewish community in the period following WWI, when the Jewish settlement in the city had declined considerably.
Additional leaves (large and small) containing various notes between the bound leaves of the notebooks; several printed receipts.
Approx. 10 notebooks + dozens of notes, handwritten singles leaves and printed receipts, altogether hundreds of written leaves. Size varies. Overall good condition.

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