Auction 62
Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 4

Collection of Leaves from a “Binding Geniza” – Leaves from the Naples 1492 Edition of the Bible – Handwritten Leaf with “Reshut L’Haftarot”, 16th Century

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Lot Number 4

Collection of Leaves from a “Binding Geniza” – Leaves from the Naples 1492 Edition of the Bible – Handwritten Leaf with “Reshut L’Haftarot”, 16th Century

Collection of ancient leaves from a "binding geniza":
· 13 leaves from an edition of Neviim and Ketuvim, Naples: Joshua Solomon ben Israel Natan Soncino, [ca. 1492].
The collection consists of the following leaves (this book is apparently the first book printed with pagination): Kohelet – leaves 119-120; "Achashverosh" (Megillat Esther) – leaves 122, 128; Yeshaya – leaves 228, 245; Daniel – leaves 376, 379-380; Divrei HaYamim – leaves 426-429.
· Handwritten leaf, "Reshut prior to the Haftara", an Aramaic piyyut beginning with "Berich Elaka Ilaa…". Cursive Sephardic script [16th century?]. The top of the page bears a calligraphic signature (undeciphered).
[14] leaves. 30 cm. Leaves severely damaged from binding, repaired on both sides with transparent netting, and bound together. Severe stains and tears, affecting text, signs of past dampness and damage. Old binding, damaged.

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5,412$
Opening
500$

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