Auction 93 Part 1 - Manuscripts, Prints and Engravings, Objects and Facsimiles, from the Gross Family Collection, and Private Collections

Lot 1

Printed Wall Calendar for 5490 – Wandsbek, 1729

Opening: $1,500
Sold for: $4,000
Including buyer's premium

Printed leaf, wall calendar for 5490 (1729–1730). Wandsbek: Yisrael son of Avraham, [1729]. Hebrew and Yiddish.
Large leaf, printed on one side. Detailed calendar of the months of the year, with the Parashiot read every week, the dates of festivals and special days, the tekufot, and the Hebrew dates of Christian saints' days, and the dates of the fairs taking place that year. Times of the molad and tekufot printed in Yiddish on both sides of the page. Small woodcut illustrations of varying cityscapes with the zodiac sign of each month.

34.5X34.5 cm. Good–fair condition. Stains, including traces of past dampness. Defects and minor open tears, slightly affecting text. Leaf mounted on mesh fabric for reinforcement.

Rare calendar, not listed in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book. To the best of our knowledge, there are no extant copies in public libraries.

See: Palaces of Time, Jewish Calendar and Culture in Early Modern Europe, by Elisheva Carlebach. Harvard University Press, 2011, p. 64.

Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, 075.011.012.

Calendars, Braodsides and Posters – Graphics and Prints
Calendars, Braodsides and Posters – Graphics and Prints