Auction 92 Part 2 Rare and Important Manuscripts and Items of the Gross Family Collection

Manuscript – Segulot and Cures – Berditchev, 1832

Opening: $4,500
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for: $5,625
Including buyer's premium

Manuscript, segulot and cures. Berditchev (Berdychiv), 1832.
Decorated title page. Each page of text enclosed in border. Neat cursive Ashkenazic script, with headings in square script.
A comprehensive anthology of cures and segulot, arranged in chapters containing hundreds of sections, with folk cures, prescriptions and segulot for various matters. The writer quotes: "R. Moshe Baal Shem Tov of Vinnytsya" (f. 46a), "R. Yehuda Chassid" (ibid), "R. Toviah the physician" (f. 57b), "Tried and tested from a prominent doctor" (f. 56a).
The title page states: "Book of segulot and cures, compiled from books of physicians… for internal and external diseases; for any wound, injury or illness, head; eyes; ears; and pain in other limbs of the body; and wonderful segulot for difficult labor; to be rescued from all misfortune…". At the foot of the title page: "Copied in Berditchev in 1832".
The final leaves contain a table of contents of all the cures.


[1], 73 leaves. 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tears to several leaves. Tears due to ink erosion in a few places, slightly affecting text. Stamps. New binding.


Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, EE.011.002.

Category
Manuscripts – Practical Kabbalah – Europe