AUCTION 5 | Tuesday, June 23rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 311


Techinos Bnoth Yeshurun [“A Prayer-Book for Educated Women to Awaken Devotion...Written as an Eternal Memorial for Wilhelm Glicksman.” (Title)]. A beautifully written manuscript. Square and cursive Aschkenazi Yiddish and Hebrew script, in sepia and red ink on paper, 217 pages. Numerous tail-piece decorations and calligraphic designs and florishes. Bound in calf, covered with ELABORATE COLORED BEADWORK, upper cover with “Aus Dankbarkeit 1851.” a.e.g. 8vo

German: mid-19th century

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
A Delicate and Extremely Unusual Example of a Woman’s Vernacular Prayer-Book. Interesting selection of devotional prayers, ranging from those to be recited for a business-woman to the devotions of a kitchen-maid. All relate to the particular rhythms of a woman’s life: For a barren woman; upon pregnancy; the health of a fetus; health of one’s children; against melancholia and other sicknesses; upon the onset of old-age; at table; upon entering the synagogue and the different parts of the prayers; the days of the week and the Festival days, etc. The prayers are quite poignant in their rush of emotion and concern