Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Manuscript Book of Yeshayahu – Early 20th Century

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Manuscript Book of Yeshayahu (Isaiah). [Oxford, early 20th century?]. Hebrew.
Square, vowelized script. Numerous passages are formatted to resemble a poem. Several titles and initials written in red ink. English notations on margins – translations of words and phrases.
A bookplate to inside front board, reading "Ex Libris A. L. Sadler Coll Di. Jo. Bapt. Oxon.", presumably indicating that the manuscript was the property of Arthur Lindsay Sadler, a professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney between 1922 and 1948, while studying at St. John's College, Oxford. Possibly, the manuscript was used by Sadler to study Hebrew or was written by him.
[92] leaves, 28.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes. Handwritten title to back board ("the Book of Yeshayahu" [Hebrew]). Bookplate to inside front board, slightly faded ownership inscription to front endpaper ("ex libris A. L. Sadler"). Stains and minor blemishes to boards. Small tears to spine.
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