(Hayarchi). Sepher Hamanhig

AUCTION 15 | Tuesday, March 12th, 2002 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 4

(Hayarchi). Sepher Hamanhig

FIRST EDITION. Title within woodcut block floral border. A good, crisp copy ff. (130). Light dampstains in places, neat marginal repairs to last two leaves with isolated words provided in facsimile. Modern brown blind-tooled morocco. Sm. 4to Vinograd, Const. 110; Yaari, Const. 63; Mehlman 691; not in Adams

Constantinople: Solomon ben Mazal-Tov 1519

Est: $10,000 - $15,000
The first work on European Minhag. A record of customs, particularly concerning prayer and synagogue functions as practiced in France, Germany, England and Spain. Its explicit purpose was to demonstrate the Halachic underpinning for every Minhag. Due to the wider circulation of Halachic decisions emananting from Spanish Rabbinic authorities, a need arose to record indigenous communal practices and so prevent confusion. A scholarly treatment of the work, with a lengthy introduction emphasizing its importance and influence was prepared by Yitzchak Raphael in 1978