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Sale_59_171
Earliest Recorded Kethubah from Hebron. 1870.
Sold: June 20, 2013, $19,000.
Sale_59_131
Important Boris Schatz Ivory in Original Brass Frame. Jerusalem, c. 1906.
Sold: June 20, 2013, $16,000.
Sale_59_108
Rare Silver Torah Shield. Estonia, 1823.
Sold: June 20, 2013, $26,000.
Sale_58_342
Hebrew Book of Psalms, Illuminated Manuscript. Chicago, 1910-12.
Sold: May 2, 2013, $70,000.
Sale_58_318
Fuller. A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine. 1650. Hand-colored.
Sold: May 2, 2013, $24,000.
Sale_58_312
Heinrich Buenting. Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Magdeburg, 1594
Sold: May 2, 2013, $19,000.
Sale_56_004
Rare Silver Festival Kiddush Goblet. Augsburg, circa 1740.
Sold: December 6, 2012, $50,000.
Sale_56_005
Highly Important Parcel-Gilt Silver Filigree Spice Container. Galicia, 1721.
Sold: December 6, 2012, $280,000.
Sale_57_287
Portrait of The Baal Shem of London. Oil on canvas, c. 1777.
Sold: January 31, 2013. $75,000.
Sale_57_296
E.M. Lilien, Moses: Stained Glass Window Design. 1904.
Sold: January 31, 2013. $15,000.
Sale_43_124
The celebrated Prague Hagadah. (Incomplete copy.) Prague, 1526.
Sold: April 2, 2009, $120,000.
Sale_34_BC
Miniature illuminated manuscript on vellum. Germany, 1745.
Sold: September 12, 2006, $263,600.
Sale_11_235
Isidor Kaufmann, The Contemplative Elder. Oil on panel.
Sold: November 28, 2000, $60,000.
Sale_50_053
Daniel Bomberg, Second Biblia Rabbinica in a uniform, contemporary vellum binding. Venice, 1524-5. Sold: February 24, 2011, $80,000.
Sale_49_332
Autograph Letter Signed by the Chofetz Chaim on personal letterhead. Radin, 1923. Sold: October 27, 2010, $27,000.
Sale_50_237
Autograph Letter Signed in Hebrew by Reb Nosson of Breslov, written to Reb Meir Mirkis of Teplik. Ukraine, 1842. Sold: February 24, 2011, $60,000.
Sale_50_071
R' Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Sepher Likutei Amarim [“Tanya”] First Edition. Slavuta, 1796. Sold: February 24, 2011, $95,000.
Sale_55_BC
Bezalel Silver Chanukah Lamp. Circa 1920.
Sold: June 21, 2012, $4,250.
Sale_55_342
Charles Edward Chambers poster, Shpeiz Vet Gevinen di Krieg! [“Food Will Win the War!”] New York, 1918. Sold: June 21, 2012, $800.
Sale_26_44
First Complete Edition of the Mishnah, a most outstanding Hebrew incunable. Naples, 1492. Sold: November 22, 2004, $300,000.
Sale_12_18
Complete Rashi Commentary, Hebrew manuscript on vellum.
La Matrice, France, 1457. Sold: December 17, 2002, $390,000.
Sale_53_322
A most unusual illuminated vellum leaf, Nebuchadnezzar's Dream and its Interpretation. Central Europe, 1711-14. Sold: December 8, 2011, $24,000.
Sale_48_270
Isaac Leeser. First Set of Machzorim Printed in America.
Philadelphia, 1837-38. Sold: May 27, 2010, $38,000.
Sale_38_131
Theodor Herzl, Der Judenstaat. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Herzl. Leipzig and Vienna, 1896. Sold: November 29, 2007, $50,000.
Sale_32_39
Daniel Levi de Barrios, Triumpho del Govierno Popular y de la Antigüedad Holandesa. Amsterdam, 1683-84. Sold: March 23, 2006, $190,000.
Sale_04_300
Polish Silver Spice Tower. Continental, 1841.
Sold: March 3, 1998, $5,000.
Sale_11_148
Daniel Bomberg, Babylonian Talmud, Masechta Shabbath. First Edition. Venice, 1530. Sold: November 28, 2000, $180,000.
Sale_11_264
Unique Gilt Wooden Sukkah Ornament. Poland 1883.
Sold: November 28, 2000, $29,000.
Sale_11_319
Fine Italian Silver Binding. Rome, 1796.
Sold: November 28, 2000, $16,000.
Sale_12_76
Soncino Gesellschaft Pentateuch. Berlin, 1931-33.
Sold: March 13, 2001, $5,500.
Sale_19_227
Important collection of eleven original documents concerning the burning of the Talmud in Italy, 1550-55. Sold: March 11, 2003, $130,000.
Sale_28_324
Dutch Micrographic Sephirat Ha'Omer Chart, manuscript on vellum.
Sold: April 5, 2005, $115,000.
Sale_31_129
Johannes Andreas. Iggereth Sheluhah. Earliest Hebrew anti-Semitic work printed in France. Paris, 1552. Sold: December 13, 2005, $65,000.
Sale_36_199
Isaac Tyrnau. Sepher HaMinhagim. First Edition. Amsterdam, 1645.
Sold: March 22, 2007, $110,000.
Sale_40_284
Scroll of Esther elaborately illustrated in pen-and-ink on vellum. Italy, 1748.
Sold: June 26, 2008, $95,000.
Sale_43_38
Abraham Ibn Ezra, Peirush haTorah. First Edition. Naples, 1488.
Sold: April 2, 2009, $200,000.
Sale_48_096
The First Hagadah Printed in America. New York, 1837.
Sold: May 27, 2010, $70,000
Sale_48_350
Silver Kiddush Cup for Rosh Hashana. Nuremberg, 1766.
Sold: May 27, 2010, $12,000.
Sale_50_426
Charming Hebrew-lettered printers' block table. American, 20th century.
Sold: February 24, 2011, $5,000.
Sale_51_180
Passover Hagadah. Designed by Albert Daniel Rutherson, printed on vellum. London, 1930. Sold: June 23, 2011, $40,000.
Sale_51_325
Scroll of Esther. Elaborately illustrated by a Portuguese Marrano.
circa 1930. Sold: June 23, 2011, $18,000
Sale_53_107
Mosaize Historie der Hebreeuwse Kerke, Willem & David Goeree. Amsterdam, 1700. Sold: December 8, 2011, $4,500.
Sale_53_175
Sha’ar HaShamayim with Kabbalistic commentary of SheLa”H HaKadosh, First Edition. Amsterdam, 1717. Sold: December 8, 2011, $40,000.
Sale_53_331
Marc Chagall, Hommage à Chaplin. Pen-and-ink on paper. 1929.
Sold: December 8, 2011, $38,000.
Sale_53_333
Marcin Gottlieb, Boy with Grandfather. Oil on canvas. 1920.
Sold: December 8, 2011, $6,500.
Sale_53_348
World War I lithograph poster, Kriegs-Greber Tog. Vienna, 1918.
Sold: December 8, 2011, $2,000.
Sale_53_83
Ma'aseh Tuvia, Tobias Cohn, First Edition. Venice 1707-8.
Sold: December 8, 2011, $3,000.
Sale_54_105
Zivchei Cohen, Isaac Coen. Livorno, 1832.
Sold: March 21, 2012, $1,600.
Sale_54_146
The Arthur Szyk Hagadah. Printed entirely on vellum. London, 1939-40.
Sold: February 24, 2011, $40,000.
Sale_54_318
Anna Rychter-May, The Western Wall. Watercolor on paper.
Jerusalem, 20th century. Sold: March 21, 2012, $2,750.
Sale_54_351
Magen David Adom Brodie-style helmet. Palestine, c. 1940.
Sold: March 21, 2012, $800.
Sale_54_76
Daniel Bomberg, Psalterium ex hebreo diligetissime ad verbum fere tralatum. Venice, 1515. Sold: November 28, 2000, $17,000.
Sale_54_95
Ma'aneh Lashon. According to the Minhag of Chabad, First Edition.
Shklov, 1813. Sold: March 21, 2012, $20,000.
Sale_54_FC
Autograph Letter by R' Menachem M. Schneerson of Lubavitch to the Rogatchover Gaon. Dnipropetrovsk, 1925. Sold: March 21, 2012, $30,000.
Sale_55_365
Shalom of Safed, Sacrifice of Isaac. Gouache on paper. 20th century.
Sold: June 21, 2012, $3,400.
Sale_55_FC
The landmark Ferrara Bible, 1553. (Incomplete copy.)
Sold: June 21, 2012, $37,000.
Sale_55_FP
Manuscript Passover Hagadah. Illuminated by Nathaniel ben Aaron Segal. Hamburg, 1757. Sold: June 21, 2012, $46,000.

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  • The Late Grand Rabbi of Boston – Levi Yitzchok Halevi Horowitz
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