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

AUCTION 7 | Tuesday, June 22nd, 1999 at 1:00
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Lot 424

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

Second, amended edition. Numerous Calendrical tables and spheres. Title within garlanded architectural arch. The Adolf Lewisohn Copy (Lewisohn Sale, Parke- Bernet 29 February 1940, lot 407) ff. 133 (of 136) lacking ff. 62, 63 & 108. Wormed minimally affecting text, title and closing leaf rebacked. Crushed full green morocco, a.e.g. Sm.4to Vinograd, Venice 640; Habermann- di Gara 52; Adams I-20

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1579

Est: $300 - $500
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