Seder Pidyon ha-Ben [Order of Redemption of the Firstborn]

AUCTION 33 | Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Including Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Autograph Letters

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Lot 206
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Seder Pidyon ha-Ben [Order of Redemption of the Firstborn]

Manuscript in Hebrew in square letters with nikud (vowel points) and Judeo-German in cursive script. Title encircled by painted floral arrangement. Initials in ochre. Several leaves floriated in delicate hues of green, blue, lavender, and yellow ff. (13). Foxed in places. Silk endpapers. Contemporary emerald morocco, gilt extra. 8vo

Dutch: circa 1800

Est: $3,000 - $4,000
PRICE REALIZED $7,000
A MOST AESTHETIC MANUAL FOR REDEEMING THE FIRSTBORN. On a practical halachic note, one is informed that the amount of five sela’im to be paid to the redeeming kohen (priest) is the equivalent of 7,50 guilder in the Netherlands (f.1v.). The choice of an emerald binding to compliment the green inks prevailing in the text makes for a manuscript extremely attractive to the eye