(YEMEN)

AUCTION 32 | Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Autographed Letters, Manuscripts, Graphics and Ceremonial Art

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Lot 289

(YEMEN)

Two Yemenite manuscripts of Halachic works: Karo, Joseph. Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim and Yoreh De’ah only. Temanic mashait script. Double columns. Colophon: “Thursday, 14 Av, Year [2]164 [1853 c.e.] in the town of al-Gerba-on-Bir al-Gras…written on behalf of the brothers…Abraham ben Sa’id al-Ratzhabi and Salem ben Sa’id al-Ratzhabi…the scribe…Zechariah ben Sa’adyah ben David al-Kisi.” ff.(245). Black ink on smooth paper. Modern calf. Folio. * Tzalach, Yachya (Mahari”tz). Sha’arei Kedushah [“Gates of Holiness”: Laws of Ritual Slaughter]. With commentary of Badichi, Yachya. Lechem Todah. Title surrounded by verses and naive design. On title: “Written on behalf of Yachya ben Amran al-Nahar…begun Monday, 4 Adar, Year 2198 [1888 c.e.] ff. (16). Sha’arei Kedushah was published in Calcutta in 1851. [Yaari, Calcutta 21; Friedberg S-2158; A. Kafach, Gedolei Rabbanei Teiman (1989), p. 56, no. 8]. * BOUND Together with: Tzalach, Jacob ben David. Mekor Chaim [“Source of LIfe”: Laws of Ritual Slaughter]. Title surrounded by verses and naive design. On title: “Written on behalf of Yachya ben Amran al-Nahari. ff.(46). Covers deerskin, probably from old scroll of Bible. Mekor Chaim was published in Aden in 1891. [Yaari, Aden 5; Friedberg M-3445]

Est: $800 - $1,200