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Important manuscript—Zerah Kedoshim, a complete work on the Torah, signed autograph—Europe, beginning of the 18th century. A historic find!

Large and important manuscript, a signed autograph, on the Five books of Torah, which has never been published. Written in the typical Ashkenazi handwriting for the early 18th century. Probably prepared for printing, with an introduction and the name of the book at the top of each page. Identity of the author is unknown, but probably is an important rabbi of Europe. First name of the author is “Rabbi Shlomo Zalman,” which appears on one of the first pages as an acrostic. Year of printing also appears on one of the pages in a verse. The first and last pages were glued and required a special technique to separate them, which is why some words are unreadable. But the introduction lists the yichus of the author, which is also alluded to by the title of the work. The cover page did not survive, and the ink on some pages is faded, but the Book of Exodus has a separate cover page. | Pages disconnected without binding, moth damage, moisture damage. 31x20cm. [6], 6-48, [119], [2] pages. Generally bad condition.
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