Auction 83 - Part I - Rare and Important Items

Decorated Manuscript on Parchment – Prayers Recited at the Bimah – Leschnitz, 18th/19th Century

Opening: $4,000
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Manuscript, prayers recited in the synagogue at the bimah. Leschnitz (Leśnica, present day: Poland), [18th/19th century?].
Manuscript on parchment. Ashkenazic square script, mostly vocalized. First page with pair of columns flanking text and supporting an arch. Dedication inscribed within the pedestals of the columns (partially faded): "This booklet was donated by the community leader Shmuel Katz and his modest wife T[?] Sorl of Leschnitz".
The manuscript includes: Yehi Ratzon prayers recited after the Torah reading on Mondays and Thursdays, the HaGomel blessing and Mi Sheberach prayer for the sick, the Lechah Dodi piyyut, Haftarah blessings, Yekum Purkan and Mi Sheberach recited on Shabbat after the Torah reading, prayer for the monarchy, blessing of the new month, Yizkor, El Maleh Rachamim, Av HaRachamim, Mi Sheberach for those who fast on Mondays and Thursdays, naming of a newborn girl, Eruvin (Eruv Tavshilin, Eruv Chatzerot and Eruv Techumin), blessings for the Purim Megillah reading (including the Asher Heni and Shoshanat Yaakov piyyutim), order of Shofar blowing (with kavanot), and Haftarah for a public fast.
Set in the architectonic gate on the first page is a prayer recited by the congregation during the Mussaf prayer on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, the Three Festivals, and on Shabbat when the new month is announced.
[8] leaves. 33 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Wear and creases. Ink faded in several places. Margins trimmed close to text. New binding.
Siddurim and Prayer Books – Manuscripts and Books
Siddurim and Prayer Books – Manuscripts and Books