Tephilah Beth Almin [burial and funeral prayers]

AUCTION 6 | Tuesday, November 17th, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 133

Tephilah Beth Almin [burial and funeral prayers]

FIRST EDITION. According to the custom of the Community of Bushire f.(1),pp.21. Lower quarter of outer margins damaged without affecting text. Modern boards. 8vo A. Yaari, Bombay Supplement in: Kiryat Sepher, Vol.XXIV, p.70 no.41

Bombay: Ezekiel Shem-tob Dawid 1888

Est: $800 - $1,000
Bushire, or Abu Shehr, is a port on the Persian Gulf. It was here, in 1828, that Sheik Sassoon ibn Salih, patriarch of the celebrated Sassoon Family found refuge when forced to flee the tyranny of Pasha Daud in Baghdad. In 1832, his son, David Sassoon, embarked from Bushire to establish, what was to become, the glorious Sassoon presence in India. See EJ, IV col.1535; D.S. Sassoon, History of the Jews in Bagdad (1949) p.125