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Oct 31, 2017

Auction 58 - Rare and Important Items

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Lot no: 1 Rare and Important Items Large Handwritten Ornamented Vellum Leaf - Agudat Nashim (Women's Society) Regulations - Halberstadt (Germany), 1728 - Yiddish - With Signatures of About 40 Women Members of the Society Large Handwritten Ornamented Vellum Leaf - Agudat Nashim (Women's Society) Regulations - Halberstadt (Germany), 1728 - Yiddish - With Signatures of About 40 Women Members of the Society
Handwritten vellum leaf, regulations of the Agudat Nashim (Women's Society) of the Halberstadt (Germany) community. 1728. Yiddish. Large vellum leaf. Two ornately framed columns. Yiddish in cursive Ashkenazi script. The text opens with mention of the need for the establishment of the "Holy society for the sake of Heaven" which undertakes to visit the female infirm. This is followed by nine...Read more
1,000 $
1,000 $
Lot no: 2 Rare and Important Items Ornamented Vellum Leaf - Supplication for a Woman, Hebrew and Yiddish - Berlin, 18th Century Ornamented Vellum Leaf - Supplication for a Woman, Hebrew and Yiddish - Berlin, 18th Century
Handwritten ornamented vellum leaf, supplication Sha'arei Rachamim, written for the woman Yente, wife of R. Tuvia Zeldin of Berlin. [Berlin, ca. mid-18th century]. Hebrew and Yiddish. Vellum leaf, written on both sides in artistic calligraphic writing. Ornamental opening word at top: each letter of the word Sha'arei appears in a rectangular frame adorned with meticulous exquisite miniature...Read more
3,500 $
Lot no: 3 Rare and Important Items Elaborate Vellum Manuscript - Birkat HaLevanah and Tefillat HaDerech - Germany, 18th/19th Century Elaborate Vellum Manuscript - Birkat HaLevanah and Tefillat HaDerech - Germany, 18th/19th Century
Elaborate vellum manuscript, Birkat HaLevanah and Tefillat HaDerech. [Germany, late 18th century or early 19th century]. Square vowelized Ashkenazi script in charming scribal writing, on high-quality processed vellum. Birkat HaLevanah appears on the first leaves and Tefillat HaDerech on leaves [7]-[8]. At the beginning of both prayers are long passages with instructions and guidelines in a...Read more
2,000 $
Lot no: 4 Rare and Important Items Vellum Manuscript - Birkat HaLevanah - Written as a Bar-Mitzvah Gift - Frankfurt am Main, 1836 Vellum Manuscript - Birkat HaLevanah - Written as a Bar-Mitzvah Gift - Frankfurt am Main, 1836
Vellum manuscript, Birkat HaLevanah, written by the scribe Eliezer Zusman Mezritch as a gift to the Bar-Mitzvah boy Wolfgang son of R. Itzak Speyer. Frankfurt am Main, 1836. Pocket edition. Square, vowelized Ashkenazi script. Introduction and instructions in "Rashi" script. Details of the writer, the place and the year appear on the ornamented title page with a dedication to the Bar-Mitzvah boy...Read more
1,000 $
Lot no: 5 Rare and Important Items Fragments of Ancient Parchment Manuscripts - Babylonian Talmud - Europe, 13th Century Fragments of Ancient Parchment Manuscripts - Babylonian Talmud - Europe, 13th Century
Three fragments of parchment manuscripts removed from a "bindings' geniza", sections of ancient manuscripts of the Babylonian Talmud. [Europe, 13th century]. * Two leaf fragments from Tractate Yevamot (pages 104a-106a of the printed versions). Two columns per page, in square Ashkenazi script [13th century]. The leaf was cut across in half for use in binding. The two parts constitute almost the...Read more
3,000 $
Lot no: 6 Rare and Important Items Handwritten Leaves, Commentary of Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura - From the Author's Era Handwritten Leaves, Commentary of Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura - From the Author's Era
Three handwritten leaves, removed from a "bindings' geniza". Commentary on the Mishnah by R. Ovadiah of Bartenura. [15th/16th century]. Semi-cursive Sephardi script, with enlarged titles and opening words. The writing and watermark on the paper indicate that the leaves originate in the lifetime of the author, R. Ovadiah of Bartenura (end of 15th century or beginning of 16th century). The leaves...Read more
1,000 $
Lot no: 7 Rare and Important Items Manuscript - Torah - Bukhara, 15th Century - Singular Bukharan Manuscript from the Middle Ages - Rare Testimony of an Early Source for the Ashkenazi Torah Tradition Manuscript - Torah - Bukhara, 15th Century - Singular Bukharan Manuscript from the Middle Ages - Rare Testimony of an Early Source for the Ashkenazi Torah Tradition
Manuscript. Torah, sections of Bereshit and Shemot. [Bukhara, second half of 15th century]. Oriental script. Babylonian complex vocalization, with some signs being unique to this manuscript (shapes of the kamatz and the patach). Tiberian vocalization (sub-linear) is some places. Extremely rare. A singular Bukharan manuscript from the Middle Ages. The only known Bukharan manuscript on this part...Read more
20,000 $
Lot no: 8 Rare and Important Items Four Handwritten Volumes, the Five Books of the Torah - Tafsir Rasag in Judeo-Arabic - with Mesorah Gedolah, Mesorah Ketanah, and Machberot HaTijan - Micrographic Illustrations - Sana'a, Yemen, 1698 - Handwriting of the Dayan R. Moshe Elkati'i Four Handwritten Volumes, the Five Books of the Torah -  Tafsir Rasag in Judeo-Arabic - with Mesorah Gedolah, Mesorah Ketanah,  and Machberot HaTijan - Micrographic Illustrations - Sana'a, Yemen, 1698 - Handwriting of the Dayan R. Moshe Elkati'i
Manuscript, Five Books of the Torah, with Rashi commentary, Targum Onkelos, Tafsir R. Saadia Gaon [Judeo-Arabic translation], with the Mesorah Gedolah and the Mesorah Ketanah, Haftarot and Machberet HaTijan. [Yemen, apparently Sana'a, 1698]. Impressive manuscript, in charming Yemenite script, composed of the Five Books of the Torah. Bound in four volumes. Highly artistic scribal writing. Nice-...Read more
6,000 $
6,000 $
Lot no: 9 Rare and Important Items efer HaRokeach - Fano, 1505 - The First Hebrew Book with a Title Page efer HaRokeach - Fano, 1505 - The First Hebrew Book with a Title Page
Sefer HaRokeach by R. Eleazar ben Judah of Worms. Fano: Gershom Soncino, Passover 1505. First edition. One of the most significant books of Halachic and ethical literature, "carefully proofread by the light of our exile, R. Yehuda Yaaleh of Pesaro". Many bibliographers posit that this is the first Hebrew book to be printed with a title page. The author, R. Eleazar of Worms (1176-1238), was a...Read more
5,000 $
Lot no: 10 Rare and Important Items Mishneh Torah, Venice, 1524 - Many Glosses and a Signed Colophon - "Proofread Book" According to the "Aleppo Manuscript", Which was Signed by the Rambam "Proofread from my Book, I, Moshe Son of R. Maimon" Mishneh Torah, Venice, 1524 - Many Glosses and a Signed Colophon - "Proofread Book" According to the "Aleppo Manuscript", Which was Signed by the Rambam "Proofread from my Book, I, Moshe Son of R. Maimon"
Mishneh Torah L'HaRambam, Vol. 2, Haflaah-Shoftim (nine of the 14 parts of Yad HaChazaka). [Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1524]. "Proofread copy" - thousands of glosses of corrections and omissions, in an ancient handwriting [from the time of printing, ca. 16th century]. Corrections that originate from the "proofread book" signed by the Rambam.Some of the glosses are singular and unknown from any...Read more
8,000 $
8,000 $