Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

May 5, 2020

Manuscript – Piyyutim for the Three Festivals and Azharot – Meknes, 1906 – Decorated Title Pages

Opening: $400
Sold for: $1,250
Including buyer's premium
Manuscript, piyyutim for the Three Festivals – Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot, and Azharot for Shavuot. Meknes (Morocco), 1906.
Two title pages within decorative borders; one at the beginning of the manuscript, and the second at the beginning of the Azharot section. The piyyutim follow the rite of Moroccan Jewry. Azharot by R. David Ben Hassin, whose grandson scribed this manuscript. Both title pages contain the scribe's signature: "Yehoshua Ben Hassin, grandson of the author, and the copying was completed in Sivan… [1906], here in Meknes"; "Written by Yehoshua Ben Hassin, grandson of the author, in Nissan… [1906]".
[2], 1-17, 25-42; 8 leaves (lacking leaves 18-24). 17 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, wear and tears. Worming to several leaves. Several tears to first title page, slightly affecting border. Tear to inner margin of second title page. New binding.
Category
Jewish Books and Manuscripts