Lida, David. Sepher Sod Hashem [Mohel’s compendium]

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 21

Lida, David. Sepher Sod Hashem [Mohel’s compendium]

With 63 manuscript inscriptions recording the performance of circumcisions in Albany, New York. Hebrew with occasional use of English. Signed on end-papers in German and Yiddish indicating the ownership of David b. Joseph Segal (Loewy) of Bierstadt, near Wiesbaden Browned and stained. Contemporary marbled boards. 12mo Vinograd, Amsterdam 1585

Albany, N.Y: 1843-46

Est: $12,000 - $15,000
One of the earliest known American Milah books. Rabbi Segal emigrated to America and performed circumcisions in Albany as well as Kingston, Ulster County. An important geneological record of the families residing in Albany in the mid-19th century