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22.11.2018 - Auction 21

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LOT: 126

Lot, 10 sifrei torah for children.

Printed on paper, some miniature. The sfarim are wound about etzei hayyim, decorated with covers made of embroidery and cloth. On them is embroidery, crowns, tablets, and more. | Various conditions, periods, sizes. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $100
LOT: 127

Case for a sefer torah, Yemen, 1940s approximately.

Made of wood with a covering of cloth, handmade with a pair of rimonim of metal. Height: 90cm. Diameter: 32cm. Height of the rimonim: 26cm.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $100
LOT: 128

Case for a sefer torah—Iraq, beginning of the 20th century.

Wood covered in velvet, Bordeaux color. Throughout the case are plates of tin and silver decorated with repetitive florally patterned reliefs. In the center are two hammered circles decorated with dedicatory inscriptions from 1912, to the Shevach Achim community, in memory of Shmaya Nuri Pinso. In the upper part of the case are beads and a crown with finials that bears bells and steel nails for hanging finials. Inside is velvet for protecting the sefer, with verses inscribed and covered in two pieces of glass. Iraq, 1912. | One bell missing. The clasp for closing is missing. Height: 96cm. Diameter: 25cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $3000
LOT: 129

Handsome case for a sefer torah, woven with silver filigree—Israel, end of the 20th century.

Especially wonderful case for a sefer torah, made of wood covered in hammered, delicate metal which appears exactly like pure silver. At the top are two attached finials made of silver with filigree work, which when the case closes combine to be one finial. Additional pair of removable finials with wonderful engravings and bells. Geometric shapes, engravings of flowers, relief work. Two loops for closing the case that still work. Inside the case is blue velvet, upper portion has two dedicatory inscriptions by hand on parchment, covered with glass. Israel, 1994. A little blackening of the metal. Height: 94cm. Diameter: 32cm. Height of the finials: 30cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500
LOT: 130

Large case for a sefer torah with artistic decorations—Israel, 20th century.

Especially large case. Wood covered in blue velvet, with artistically cast-metal decorations in simpl shapes. The inside is also covered in velvet, with two dedicatory inscriptions in the upper portion in sofer script on parchment, covered in glass. | One of the decorations is disconnected. Height: 107cm, diameter: 36cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 131

Walking stick of Rav Mordechai Sharabi, Elder Kabbalist. A holy and historic item.

Rare, historic item—the walking stick of the Holy Kabbalist Rav Mordechai Sharabi. Item is accompanied by a certificate attesting to its use by the Rav, written by Rav Shmuel Shmueli.
Item sold at $2600 Starting at $1000
LOT: 132

Toldot Yaakov Yosef, first printing—the first Chassidic book printed. Facsimile copy.

Facsimile edition of Toldot Yaakov Yosef, the first printing by Zvi Hirsch ben Aryeh Leib and his son-in-law Shmuel ben Issachar Be’er Segel, Karetz, 1780. It was the first Chassidic book ever printed and is the main source for the philosophy of the Ba’al Shem Tov—a majority of the statements open with the words “I heard from my teacher.” By Rabbi Yaakov Yosef HaKohen of Polna, one of the leading students of the Ba’al Shem Tov. This first edition is known for being especially important, since it was printed by the author himself as is stated opposite the cover. | Thick, quality papers. Jerusalem 1966. 202, [1] pages. 31cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 133

Lot of 2 volumes of the Parma manuscript of the Six Sidrei Mishnah. Limited, facsimile edition.

Parma manuscript [De Rossi 138], two volumes bound in cloth binding with gilded inscriptions. Kedem Printing—Makor, Jerusalem 1970. 135 copies printed only. | The Parma manuscript is a complete manuscript of the whole Six Sidrei Mishnah, accompanied by notes according to ancient Hebrew traditions. De Rossi estimated that the manuscript was from the 13th centuries, according to Ram Lotzki: “Written on parchment in Mizrahi block lettering by a clear sofer (scribe), maybe from Babylon, at the end of the 5th millennium (Jewish calendar).” | Thick, quality pages. [4], 234; [4], 235-391 pages. 29cm. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 134

Lisbon Tanach, 1482—pretty facsimile edition.

Considered one of the most beautiful and sophisticated illustrated manuscripts. Decorated in a variety of colors and eye-catching golden decorations, done by the scribe Shmuel ibn Mussa of Lisbon. It includes the Five Books of Torah, a list of the 613 mitzvot organized by parshah, and more. The copy was made according to the manuscript of the British Library, numbered 2626-2628. Printed on high-quality paper. Printed by Nahar-Maskel and the British Library-London. Printed in Israel 1988. At the end of the book is a long explanation in Hebrew and English regarding the manuscript culture of Portuguese Jewry, by Gavriel Sad-Reyna. Translated by Shalom Tzabar. | Handsome binding with gilded inscriptions. Stamp of ownership. | 184, 21, 19 pages. 30cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 135

Lot of 9 facsimiles of the Pesach Haggadah.

1. [2] copies of the Pesach Haggadah facsimile, written and illustrated by Zimmel Sofer of Palin. Amsterdam 1719. 2. Pesach Haggadah facsimile—from a siddur. Mantua 1840 3. Facsimile of Pesach Haggadah. Scribe: Yehuda (?); illustrator: Yoel ben Shimon. Italy, middle of the 15th century. 4. Facsimile of Pesach Haggadah, Altona, Ashkenaz, 1738. Written and illustrated by Yosef ben David of Leipnik. Collection of the Rosentaliana Library, Amsterdam. Manuscript 382. Published by V. Tornovsky Ltd. Tel Aviv 1987 5. Facsimile of Pesach Haggadah, Amsterfdam 1737. Manuscript on parchment using printer’s letters. With partial translation into Yiddish. Without the place, name, or year of printing. 6. Facsimile of Pesach Haggadah Copenhagen, 1739. Written and illustrated by Uri Feivush, a Sofer Stam in Altona and Hamburg. Published by Nahar, Tel Aviv 1986 7. Facsimile of Pesach Haggadah, Ettingen 1729. Written and illustrated by Yaakov ben Michael Mei Segel. Ink and watercolors on parchment. Nahar publishing, Tel Aviv 1985 8. Facsimile of Pesach Haggadah by Gershom ben Shlomo HaKohen, the oldest illustrated Haggadah to be preserved in its complete form. Prague 1526 Various sizes and conditions, generally very good.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 136

Yosef B’Mitzraim, a printed micrograph of Psalms—Frankfurt 1900.

Done by the micrograph artist Moshe Eliyahu Goldstein, Frankfurt-am-Mein 1900. The most delicate and exact illustrations. In the upper portion or the illustration is Pharoah’s dream, in the bottom is the act of Binyamin with the goblet. The pictures are surrounded by a floral frame also done via micrograph, accompanied by vowelled titles. In the upper portion is a dedication handwritten to Dr. L. Cohen, whose name is written in gilded letters, probably by the artist himself. The text is the whole book of Psalms. | Given in a gilded wooden frame covered in glass. Not examined outside the glass. Tear without missing text in the center of the drawing. 42x37cm. Including the frame and matte: 59x49cm. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $100
LOT: 137

Beautiful wood carving of the plan of the Holy Temple—Austria 1910.

Special artistic work—a wood carving of the blueprint of the Holy Temple. Exact, wonderful engraving that goes to the smallest resolution, accompanied by explanations and sources. At the bottom is a German inscription that the artist Leon (Aryeh) Schwartzbach worked for 9 years on this! The name of the artist appears another twice in Hebrew. “Artist and pedagogue Aryeh Schwartzbach of Skala, of Galicia the state in Austria.” | Given in a gilded wooden frame covered in glass. Not checked outside the frame. Tear without missing text on the right side. Stains. Size: 48x38cm. Including the frame and matte: 61x51cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $100
LOT: 138

Large ketubah printed with decorations—Izmir, 1922.

Printed in golden ink on thick, quality paper, for the marriage of the groom Rahamim ben Mordechai to the bride. From 15th of Sivan 1922. On the bottom portion appears the wording, entirely in Sofer script, half-cursive, signed by the Rabbi, the groom, and the witnesses, as well as the Chief Rabbinate of Izmir’s stamp and the approval and stamp of the country. Around the ketubah are large, wonderful decorations in the shape of a gate, flowers, lamps, and a crown. With verses from the Song of Songs and symbols. 70x50cm, signs of folding, generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 139

Large lithograph printing ketubah—Sofia, Bulgaria 1938.

For the wedding of Refael ben HaGaon Nissim Elazar to the bride Esther bat Rav Yitzhak Isaac Sostiel. 26th of Cheshvan, 1938. Golden and colored ink. On both sides are large decorations of pillars, at the top of which are lamps, motifs symbolizing happiness an fruitfulness: grape clusters, apples, olive leaves, and barley. In the center is the official symbol of the Central Council for Bulgarian Jewry. On the right side is the text of the ketubah, and on the left side are the tna’im, also signed by the witnesses. Signatures are signed in Cyrillic. Stamps, signs of folding, tears in the edges of the folds. Reinforcement with tape. 45x62cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 140

Printed ketubah—Leipzig, 1924.

Black ink on paper. Marriage of the groom Ze’ev bar Dov to the bride Liba bat Rav Mordechai HaLevi. Rosh Chodesh Shvat 1924. Witnesses Hillel bar Yitzhak and Avraham Shalom bar Yitzhak. Text is surrounded by a frame, and at the top are the words “b’ezrat Hashem,” also in a frame. 29x20cm. Signs of folding, tears without missing text. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 141

Printed ketubah—Paris, 1970.

Black and gold ink on cardboard. Marriage of Feivel ben Yitzhak David Zalkovski to Frida bat Yeshaya Bocher. 16th of Tammuz, 1970. With summary in French signed and stamped by the Rav Moshe Cassorla. Witnesses signed in French. Groom signed his name at the end of the Hebrew version. | 32x24cm, signs of folding, tears in the edges of the folds. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 142

Handwritten ketubah—Tunis 1936. Signed by the holy hand of the Gaon Rabbi Haim Khuri.

Mizrahi handwriting, for the marriage of Kamos Moshe ben Yehuda to bat Yaakov. 26th of Elul, 1936. Additions by hand in the margins. Cursive rabbinical signatures, stamp of the Beit Din in Tunis. Stamp of the government. Rav Haim Khuri (1885-1957) was a gadol of Tunisia. In his youth he learned with Rav Moshe Mazoz, who served as rabbi and dayan in Gabam. He established the Tora v’Haim yeshiva in Djerba, and tzedakah organizations, encouraged the immigration of Tunisian Jewry to Israel. In 1954, when he was 70 years old, he moved to Israel and settled in Be’er Sheva. | Stains, signs of folding, tears in the edges of folds. Double sheet of paper, folded in half. 21x29cm each. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $100
LOT: 143

Lot, ketubah and shtar tna’im—Morocco, beginning of the 20th century.

1. Handwritten ketubah, Mizrahi cursive handwriting, on official letterhead with inscription and numbering. Dovdo (northeastern Morocco), 17th of Kislev 1940. At the top are verses and blessings in Assyrian script by a scribe. Rabbinical signatures. Stamp of Rabban Daligi (the nickname of rabbis in Morocco at that time). Stamps of the country. 2. Shtar Tnayim, defective. Mizrahi cursive handwriting, on official letterhead with inscription. Dovdo, 1938. Rabbinical signatures. Stamp of Rabban Daligi. Tears. Half of the first two lines missing. Different sizes and conditions, generally ok.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $100
LOT: 144

Lot of 14 prayer pages. North Africa.

1. Piyyutei Akeidat Yitzhak, Yigdal, and Shirat HaYam. Lugassi library, Casablanca. 2. Seder HaSimanim for Rosh Hashanah, Judeo-Arabic. Adhan printing, Casablanca. 3. Kiddush, simanim, calendar, and more. Tunis 1959. 4. Piyyut Akeidat Yitzhak and shana tova bracha, on quality chromo paper. Paris. 5. Piyyut Akeidat Yitzhak, Casablanca. 6. Judeo-Arabic, Yom Kippur page. Printed by Yaakov Sisso, Bukhsisat. 7. Piyyut Akeidat Yitzhak, 1964 8. Piyyut Akeidat Yitzhak, Casablanca 9. Hazkarat Neshamot with German translation, facing pages. 10. Seder HaSimanim for Rosh Hashanah, Judeo-Arabic 11. Piyyut Akeidat Yitzhak, Casablanca 12. Seder Leilot Pesach, Judeo-Arabic. Fez. 13. Piyyutim for Rabbi Machluf Abuhatzira. 14. Piyyut Akeidat Yitzhak, with French translation. On quality chromo paper. France. Various sizes and conditions, generally ok to good.
Starting at $150
LOT: 145

Lot, 3 booklets of the Hevra Kadisha. Hungary, 1905-1913.

In Hungarian. Different sizes and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $100
LOT: 146

Collection of 144 music notebooks for nostalgic songs in Yiddish—New York, beginning of the 20th century.

On quality Bristol paper, accompanied by the words for the songs, illustrations and pictures of the artists from the period. Published by Hebrew Publishing Company, New York. Various sizes and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 147

Lot, Yizkor posters, newspapers, and booklet—Jerusalem, 20th century.

1. [2] Yizkor posters in bright colors. With verses, illustrations of holy places, words for the Yizkor and Kel Maleh Rachamim prayers, and a spot to write the name of the deceased, by the United Tzedakot and Yeshivat Etz Hayim, respectively. Printed by Monzon, Jerusalem. 2. Keren Torah u’Binyan, by the Etz Hayyim institutions. Booklet in Yiddish and English, accompanied by photographs and illustrations of the institutions, Salomon printing, Jerusalem, 30 pgaes. 3. Edition of the newspaper Kol Yisrael, from Elul 1947. Special edition with a survey of the Charedi institutions in Israel according to six parameters: year of founding and by whom, its goals, number of students, annual budget, description of the institution, and more. 16 pages. 4. Yiddish journal issue, Das Yiddishe Wart (The Yiddish World), from Cheshvan 1954. Articles from the best Charedi writers: Rav Moshe Sharar, Rav Yitzhak Meir Levin, and more. 28 pages. Various sizes and conditions, generally good.
Starting at $100
LOT: 148

Lot of 10 different posters—Jerusalem, 20th century.

1. Against the elections for the National Committee. Zuckerman printing, Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century. 2. Large poster against the seminar in Bnei Brak. Printed by Tehiya, Jerusalem 1962. 3. Election platform of Agudat Yisrael for the First Knesset. Printed by Kollel, Jerusalem 1949. 4. Election announcement for Agudat Yisrael, printed by Kollel, Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century. 5. Poster against the Va’ad HaKashrut of Agudat Yisrael. Printed by Salomon, Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century. 6. Protest about the attack on the Ra’avad Rabbi Yisrael Yitzhak Reisman. Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century. 7. Poster against elections—orange paper. Zuckerman printing, Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century. 8. Poster for Agudat Yisrael—psak din of the Gartzap Frank. Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century. 9. Poster for elections of Agudat Yisrael signed by gedolim. Jerusalem, 20th century. 10. Poster for elections of Agudat Yisrael, signed by the Gaon of Shtevin. Jerusalem 1961. Various sizes and conditions, generally good.
Starting at $100
LOT: 149

Lot of poster and notices, underground movements—Israel, 1940s.

1. Mourning notice for the Hagannah in memory of Menashe Greenberg, Haifa, Sivan 1948. 2. Mourning notice for Lehi, in memory of Shmuel Zvi Aharoni, Jerusalem, Tevet 1946. 3. [2] notices for mourning for Etzel, in memory of the sergeant Binyamin and the soldier Shmuel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa. Adar 1948 4. Large poster of Lehi: “What gathers the combatants.” Various sizes and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $120
LOT: 150

The Harvest by Nachum Sokolov—Warsaw 1886.

“Harvest for the Year,” a literary almanac published by Nachum Sokolov. Many Hebrew authors of the period took part in this text. Includes news reports summarizing all the events of 1885/6, special summaries about the situation of the Jewish people in the Diaspora, and the situation of the Land of Israel and the renewed Yishuv. Sections of literature in which prose and poetry sections were published, and sections of history and biographies of famous figures, especially Jews from the literary field. Many of the personalities written about became well-known because of the pictures included in the book, alongside pictures of the Land of Israel. Nachum Sokolov (1859-1936) was the Fifth President of the World Zionist Histadrut, a Zionist leader, author, translator, poet, and a pioneer of Hebrew journalism. | Stamp and listing of ownership. 4 tables of pictures. [1] 55, 772, [4], XII pictures. 22cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100