Auction 57 - Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

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Date of the auction: 12.09.2017

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Collection of Parshiot of Tefillin Written by the Famed Scribe Rabbi...

Collection of parshiot of tefillin written by the famed scribe R. Nachman Papirna. [Jerusalem, mid-20th century]. Tefillin, according to Rashi's tradition, ink on parchment, Chassidic script according to the Arizal and the Taz. The collection contains: Parshiot of three and one half sets of tefillin

Lot #: 1

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Small Sefer Torah, with Brass Handles – Ashkenazi-Chassidic Script...

Sefer Torah, Ashkenazi-Chassidic scribal script. [Southern Poland, ca. mid-19th century]. Ink on parchment, 42 lines per column. Rolled on brass Atzei Chaim. Two ornamentations: One appears at the beginning of Shirat HaYam above the opening words: Az Yashir, and the second is a slanting of the

Lot #: 2

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Miniature Sefer Torah – Poland, Early 19th Century

Miniature Sefer Torah, in Ashkenazi scribal writing. [Poland, first half of 19th century]. Ink on light-colored, thin parchment. Especially charming writing, 42 lines per column. Tagim ornamentation [artistic duplicates of the tagim adorn the letters of the top lines]. Enclosed is a report by an

Lot #: 3

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Sefer Torah – Austro-Hungary, Early 19th Century

Torah scroll, Ashkenazi scribal writing. [Western Hungary / Eastern Austria, ca. first half of 19th century]. About half of the scroll [from Parshat Ki Tisa until Parshat Korach, and other membranes] have been replaced at a later time, apparently from the time the mantle was dedicated [Western

Lot #: 4

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Sefer Torah on Gevil – Yemen, 19th Century

Sefer Torah, Yemenite scribal writing. [Yemen, mid-19th century]. Ink on soft thick gevil. Dark reddish-brown hue, several particularly dark sheets, 51 lines per column. Written according to Yemenite tradition which follows the rulings of the Rambam: spacing between parshiot according to the

Lot #: 5

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Sefer Torah on Gevil – Morocco, 18th/19th Century

Sefer Torah, ink on gevil, in Sephardi scribal writing. [Morocco, 18th/19th century]. Ink on soft gevil. Light-brown hue. 52 lines per column. Height of membranes: approximately 51 cm. Good-fair condition. Few stains. One membrane slightly detached. Housed in a new case, 85 cm, made of

Lot #: 6

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Esther Scroll – Ashkenazi Script – Lithuania

Esther Scroll. [Lithuania, first half of 19th century]. Ink on parchment. Ashkenazi scribal script, decorated with tagim (Serifs), 45 lines per column. Enclosed is an expert's report. Height of parchment: 30 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, wear. Slight tears and creases at the beginning of the

Lot #: 7

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Esther Scroll – Sephardi Script

Esther Scroll. [Near East (most probably Eretz Israel), first half of 20th century]. Ink on parchment. Sephardi scribal script decorated with serifs (tagim). "Hamelech" scroll (most columns open with the word "Hamelech"), 20 lines per column. On the reverse of the first membrane appears an

Lot #: 8

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ive Books of the Torah – Paris, 1546 – Miniature Edition

Five Books of the Torah, "Printed by the behest of Robertus Stephanus and in his home". Paris, 1546. Five volumes in a miniature format of the Bible edition printed in Paris in 1543-1546. Five volumes: Bereshit: [144] leaves. Originally: [146] leaves. Lacking 2 middle leaves. Shemot: [123] leaves

Lot #: 9

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Nevi’im Rishonim, Ezekiel and Trei Asar (Minor Prophets) – Antwerp, 1565...

Three volumes of the miniature Bible printed by Christophe Plantin: The books of Joshua, Judges and Samuel; the Book of Kings; the books of Ezekiel and Trei Asar. Anversa (Antwerp): Plantin, [ca. 1565]. Christophe Plantin was one of the foremost printers in the 16th century. Shortly before printing

Lot #: 10

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Torah and Nevi’im Rishonim with Latin Translation and Commentary...

Mikdash Hashem, Torah and Nevi'im Rishonim, with Latin translation and commentary, by Sebastian Münster. Basel, 1534. Printed by Sebastian Münster. The first of the two volumes of the Bible printed by the Hebraist Sebastian Münster from 1534-1535, with Rabbinic commentaries printed alongside his own

Lot #: 11

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Bible – Leiden 1610 – Pocket Edition

Bible -Torah, Neviim Rishonim, Neviim Acharonim and Ketuvim, each with a separate title page. Leiden: sons of Franciscus Raphelengius, [1610]. Pocket edition. Non-vowelized. Several handwritten Latin inscriptions. 264; 227; 238 pages; [1] blank leaf, 287 leaves. Approximately 11 cm. Good condition

Lot #: 12

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Tehillim (Psalms) in Four Languages – London, 1643 – Engravings

The Psalmes of David in 4 languages and in 4 parts. Edited by William Slatyer. Printed by Tho: Harper for George Thomason & Octavian Pullen att ye Rose in Paules Church yeard. [London], 1643. Hebrew, English, Greek and Latin. Tehillim, chapters 1-22, in Hebrew, English, Greek and Latin (two columns

Lot #: 13

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Tehillim (Psalms) – Pisa, 1816 – Miniature Edition

Tehillim, "with usages and intentions of the Psalms" (kabalistic and simplistic), prayers by the Chida, and others. Pisa (Italy): Shmuel Molcho, [1816]. Contains prayer for livelihood, prayers for the sick, prayer before and after reciting Psalms, request for salvation from mazikim (harmful

Lot #: 14

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Tehillim (Psalms), Diglei Hodaya V’Hamitzvah – Segula Book

Tehillim, with the books Diglei Hodaya V'Hamitzvah, and with the book Mamtakei Yehuda on the 613 mitzvot, by Rabbi Yehuda Yudel Landau of Jerusalem. [Jozefow], 1875. Two title pages, the first in gold lettering. Many approbations by Ashkenazi and Sephardi scholars in Eretz Israel, Turkey and Poland

Lot #: 15

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Babylonian Talmud – Tractate Bava Batra – Venice, 1521 – Printed by Daniel...

Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Bava Batra. [Venice]: Daniel Bomberg, [1521]. First edition. A volume from the first edition of the Talmud printed by the renowned printer Daniel Bomberg in Venice. This edition was the first to publish the Talmud in its entirety, and therefore became the template for all

Lot #: 16

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Babylonian Talmud – Tractates Me’ilah, Kinim, Middot and Tamid – Venice...

Babylonian Talmud, Tractates Me'ilah, Kinim, Middot and Tamid. Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1523. First edition. Volume from the first edition of the Talmud by Daniel Bomberg in Venice. This edition was the first to publish the Talmud in its entirety, and therefore became the template for all further

Lot #: 17

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Talmud Yerushalmi – Tractates Nashim and Nezikin – Venice, 1523-1524...

Talmud Yerushalmi, Seder Nashim and Yeshuot (Nezikin and Niddah). Venice: Daniel Bomberg, [1523-1524]. First edition. Two volumes. Two volumes from the Talmud Yerushalmi edition printed by Bomberg. This was the first edition of the Talmud Yerushalmi, upon which all further editions were based. Each

Lot #: 18

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Hilchot Rav Alfas – Sabbionetta, 1554-1555 – Three Volumes

Hilchot Rav Alfas, with commentaries. Sabbionetta: Tobias Foa, [1554-1555]. First edition of Shiltei HaGiborim. Three volumes. Ownership inscription on title page of the first volume as well as several glosses in Oriental script. Ownership inscription on title page of second volume: "…Ye'oshua

Lot #: 19

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Hilchot Rav Alfas – Krakow, 1597-1598 – Four Volumes

Hilchot Rav Alfas (Rif), with commentaries. Krakow: Yitzchak ben Aharon Prostitz (Prostejow), 1597-1598. Three sections in four volumes. Ownership inscription in the margins of the title page of the first volume: "This Alfas belongs to R. Asher ben David Bachrach". Other ownership inscriptions

Lot #: 20

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Sefer Rav Mordechai – Krakow, 1598

Sefer Rav Mordechai (Rhenish), responsa and Ashkenazic customs organized according to Talmudic tractates, by R. Mordechai ben Hillel Hakohen. Krakow: Isaac ben Aaron of Prostitz, [1598]. Fourth volume from the Rav Alfas edition printed in the Prostitz printing house in Krakow in 1597-98. With

Lot #: 21

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Me’or Einayim, by Rabbi Josiah Pinto – Venice, 1643 – First Edition

Me'or Einayim, novellae by R. Josiah Pinto on the Talmudic aggadot which appear in the book Ein Ya'akov. Venice, [1643]. First edition. These novellae were later printed in many editions of the book Ein Ya'alov, under the title "Rif". Glosses in Italian Hebrew script. On page 54/b is a long (cutoff

Lot #: 22

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Six Small Format Volumes of Talmud – Amsterdam, 1723-1746

Six small format volumes of Babylonian Talmud "that may be carried in one's pocket to be studied even while travelling" (title page of Tractate Taanit). Every two pages of this format include one page of standard-format volumes of Talmud. These tractates were printed independently, not as part of a

Lot #: 23

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Ashkenazi Machzor – Sabbionetta-Cremona, 1557-1560 – Addition of Manuscript...

Year-round Machzor according to Ashkenazi custom, with the commentary of R. Binyamin ben Meir Halevi. Sections I and II. Sabbionetta: Tobias Foa, and Cremona: Vincenzo Conti, [1557-1560]. The first section of the machzor was printed by Tobias Foa in Sabbionetta, but printing was halted due to the

Lot #: 24

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Year-Round Siddur – Venice, 1584 – Lacking Copy

Seder Tefillot L'Yimot HaShanah (year-round siddur), Sephardi rites. [Venice: Giovanni (Zuan) Di Gara , 1584]. Siddur according to Sephardi rites ["Sephardi pictures, pleas and prayers"]. Originally printed in four parts containing prayers for weekdays, Shabbat and Festivals. Offered here are parts

Lot #: 25

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Ashkenazic Machzor, Part II – Venice, 1600

Machzor according to the Ashkenazic custom (in Italy), with the Hadrat Kodesh commentary. Second part, Selichot (penitential prayers) and prayers for the High Holy Days and holidays of Tishrei. Venice: Giovanni Bragadin by Giovanni di Gara, [1600]. Short glosses and corrections. Censor's erasures of

Lot #: 26

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Siddur and Tehillim “Lesivlonot” – Safah Berurah – Rodelheim, 1835 – Gift...

Siddur Safah Berurah, "Properly organized with Yiddish translation" by R. Wolf Heidenheim (HaRaveh). Rodelheim, 1835. Bound with Tehillim with Yiddish translation and prayers for women. Rodelheim, 1835. Engraved frontispiece - illustration of angels and an altar, and the word "Lesivlonot

Lot #: 27

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Machzor “Erech Hatephiloth” for Sukkot – Velvet Binding with Silver Clasp...

Machzor "Erech Hatephiloth" for Sukkot; Ashkenazi. Two parts: the first days of Sukkot and the last days of Sukkot, "Arranged and translated into French", by Elchanan ben Netanel Durlacher. Paris, 1867. Each part contains two title pages, one in Hebrew and one in French. The original Hebrew and the

Lot #: 28

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Pesach LaShem – Constantinople, 1559 – Printing Never Fully Executed

Pesach LaShem, Kabbalistic commentary on the Passover Haggadah, "composed by… the great Kabbalist R. Chaim Ibn Gabai, son of the renowned R. Meir Ibn Gabai". Cosntantinople: Yosef Chacham Halevi, [1559]. The printing was evidently not completed. Offered here is an uncut sheet (four leaves). Two

Lot #: 29

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Sefer Gedolim Ma’asei Hashem – Passover Hagaddah – Venice, 1583

Sefer Gedolim Ma'asei Hashem, commentary on Biblical stories, including the Passover Hagaddah with commentary, by R. Eliezer Ashkenazi ben Eliyahu HaRofeh (the doctor). Venice: Zuan (Giovanni) di Gara, 1583. First edition. Several ownership inscriptions: "Yaakov ben R. Moshe Eliezer Yitzchak Hakohen

Lot #: 30

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