AUCTION 36 | Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books & Manuscripts

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Lot 93


Chukath ha-Pesach [“The Law of Passover”: Prefaced by “Ke’arath Keseph,” a lengthy panegyric by R. Joseph Ezovi of Perpignan; prayers and readings for the month of Nissan, and for the night of Passover; Passover Hagadah; and finally, Pirkei Avoth (Ethics of the Fathers)]. Edited by R. Abraham Ankawa ff.84. Trace foxed. Otherwise, unusually clean, crisp copy (sans wine stains). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, rubbed. 12mo Vinograd, Jerusalem 19; Yudlov, 861; Yaari 628; Halevy 12

Jerusalem: Israel ben Abraham (Bak) 1843

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
Second Jerusalem Hagadah - (The first edition was a year prior: See Kestenbaum & Company, SUPERIOR HEBREW PRINTED BOOKS, 20th June 2005, Lot 30). The book bears the encomium (haskamah) of R. Chaim Abraham Gaguine, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. He commends the man responsible for bringing the book to press, Reuben of Damascus. This edition was based on the earlier Livorno (Leghorn) edition of 1839 (Yudlov 806)