Tefilah Nechonah.

AUCTION 87 | Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 1:00pm
"K2" Online Sale: Hebrew & Judaic Printed Books

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Lot 223

Tefilah Nechonah.

Text in Hebrew, with some Portuguese. ff. 4. Contemporary marbled wrappers, worn. 8vo. Vinograd, Amsterdam 2218.

Amsterdam: Partners Proops 1793

Est: $150 - $250
Includes a prayer in Portuguese for William V, Prince of Orange and Nassau, Princess Wilhelmina, and the entire Royal Family. In the struggle between the pro-French Patriots and the Prince’s Party, which went on for several years, the majority of Dutch Jews were in the second camp. The officials of the Jewish community especially, were staunch Orangists. This prayer, issued by the Parnassim to lend spiritual support to the Orangist cause, was published in the final days of William’s rule. In 1795, the Netherlands would be occupied by France and the Batavian Republic founded. See Gans, MemorBooks (1977), p. 254-5, 275-6; EJ XII, cols. 980-1.