AUCTION 27 | Tuesday, February 08th, 2005 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Autographed Letters, Manuscripts, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 267


Hebrew Manuscript on paper. [Yizkor] Maamar [Memor] Buch. [Contains prayers usually recited by the Chazan from the syagogal central Bimah: Mi Sheberach, Prayer for the welfare of the Head of State, etc. Most interestingly are the memorial (Yizkor) prayers for over one hundred great Jewish scholars, as well as Yizkor prayers to commemorate those killed in pogroms in some two dozen European Jewish communities 26 leaves. Monumental Ashkenazic script, with instructions in cursive script in Judaeo-German and Hebrew. Contemporary tooled-calf with hinges and clasps (one lacking), rubbed. 4to

Stadtlengsfeld, Germany: 1788

Est: $3,000 - $5,000
Contains the names of a wide array of leading Rabbinic figures and scholars hailing from several European countries ovr many centuries. Many of the entries contain succint descriptions of the importance of these scholars including their literary output. The title “ma’amar” literally means “saying”. These prayers were said and recited out loud with a special tune as was the custom in Germany Stadtlengsfeld is an ancient town in Germany near the Rhone river (It was already called a city in 1326)