Auction 86 - Part I - Rare & Important Items

Decorated Parchment Manuscript – Prayers for the Gabbai and Cantor – Dedicated to the Brighton Hebrew Congregation – Brighton (England), 1904-1905

Opening: $2,500
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Parchment manuscript, prayers for the gabbai and cantor recited before and after the Torah reading, produced by Shaul Tzvi Lorie – who donated it to the synagogue of the Brighton Hebrew Congregation. Brighton, England, 1904-1905.
Neat handwriting, with calligraphic script. Two decorated title pages, in English and Hebrew, which state that the manuscript was presented by Shaul Tzvi Lorie in memory of his father, mother and wife (with the dates of their passing): "Brighton Hebrew Congregation – In affectionate remembrance of Mr. S.H. Lorie and his beloved and lamented parents and wife...", "From me, Shaul Tzvi Lorie". Additional dedication at the foot of the final page.
The manuscript includes: text of Hazkarat Neshamot, Mi Sheberach, HaGomel blessing, prayer for Monday and Thursday, text for calling up Chatan Torah and Chatan Bereshit, blessings of the Haftarah, Yekum Purkan, prayer for the monarch in Hebrew and English (for King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, and the royal family), Yizkor, and more.
The Hebrew title page and the dedication on final page are dated 5664, later corrected to 5665. The English title page reads 5666, 1905.
Several paper leaves are bound at the beginning of the booklet. One of them contains two additional Mi Sheberach texts, signed "Moshe Heilperin, Beit Din scribe and proofreader". The manuscript is bound in leather binding with a gilt design.
[9] paper leaves (one written), [11] parchment leaves. 29.5 cm. Good condition. Stains to parchment leaves. Tears and stains to paper leaves. Binding loose. Tears and damage to binding. Spine restored.
Illustrated Manuscripts, Manuscripts on Parchment