AUCTION 7 | Tuesday, June 22nd, 1999 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 648


(Techinoth) [selected prayers and supplications for Sabbath Eve and Day, Rosh Codesh, Month of Ellul and the Days of Awe]. Yiddish text. Penned for Madam Mishkat of “Oben Yashan” (i.e. Budapest) wife of Lever Metger of Bonyhàd. Opening leaf with rhymed introduction. Each page within yellow-ruled border, initial words in red. Appended are additional Techinoth on shorter sheets ff.(21), pp.14. Title laid down onto earlier blank. Modern morocco. 4to

Bonyhàd: 1828

Est: $4,000 - $5,000
An exceptional manuscript of this genre. The introduction, written in rhyme, contains great folk-charm in it’s gentle earthiness. The selection of Techinoth includes those with a mystical influence, especially the selection for recitation at each of the Sabbath meals. Includes supplications upon performing precepts exclusively beholden to women, with additional pleas for protection from evil spirits and ghosts, to avoid Bad Luck and to heal a bitter heart. Tipped in is a brief description of the Manuscript by Prof. Alexander S. Scheiber of Budapest in: Uj Elet [Hungarian newspaper], 15th September 1968