Benjamin Senior Godines (ed.) Me’ah Berachoth / Orden de Bendiciones.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 163

Benjamin Senior Godines (ed.) Me’ah Berachoth / Orden de Bendiciones.

Text in Hebrew and Spanish on facing pages. Editor’s introduction in Portuguese. Fine engraved frontispiece by the Jewish artist Benjamin Godines depicting Man’s Five Senses by way of the performance of five ceremonial acts. ff. (12), 303, pp. 54, (15), 7, (22). Lightly stained, endpapers worn. Contemporary morocco over wooden boards, rubbed. 12mo. Vinograd, Amsterdam 550; Fuks, Amsterdam 606.

Amsterdam: Albertus Magnus 1687

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
A most striking volume of collected prayers and instructions issued for Marrano refugees. Included in the Me’ah Berachoth are: A Passover Hagadah; an index of blessings for the entire year including relevant laws and commentary according to Sephardic rite; a perpetual liturgical calendar; a recipe for Charoseth; instructions for constructing a Mikveh; prayers for the sick, last rites, and prayers for martyrs burned at the stake by the Inquisition. Of uncommon interest are the ceremonies celebrating the birth of a daughter “Zeved HaBath” (Fadas de la Hija) and circumcision ceremony for proselytes and servants.