Ibur Shanim [on the Calendar, and other customs through the year]

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 121

Ibur Shanim [on the Calendar, and other customs through the year]

Second, amended edition. Numerous Calendrical tables and spheres. The Elkan Nathan Adler copy. ff. 136. Wormed in places. Loose in 19th-century calf-backed marbled boards, rubbed. 4to Vinograd, Venice 640; Habermann, di Gara 52; Adams I-20

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1579

Est: $500 - $700
First appeared in Constantinople 1564 under the title Tikun Issachar. The author writes in the introduction to the present edition, that it is to be preferred as the text of the original edition is corrupt. Ibn Susan (1539-72) a member of an illustrious Moroccan Family, lived most of his life in the Land of Israel. His researches among the Mostarabian Community (the ancient Jewish Community permanently resident in the Holy Land) resulted in the present work, a code of synagogue custom: liturgical usage, Biblical readings and the unique ways of life that existed among the Jews of the Holy land. These customs eventually became diluted and eventually lost, amidst a broader influx of Sephardic ritual in the wake of migrants to the Holy Land from Inquisatorial Spain