AUCTION 43 | Thursday, April 02nd, 2009 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 45


A collection of manuscript material, printed broadsides and other ephemera (ca. 50 leaves) in Hebrew, Judaeo-German and Dutch, pertaining to both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities of Amsterdam from the18th -20th centuries. Including: an 8 page (incomplete) responsa apparently written for the Sephardic Etz Chaim Torah journal concerning financial matters, the introduction of which includes a eulogy for Haham David Cohen d'Azvedo, Chief Rabbi of the Sephardic community (d. 1792) and appointment of his son in his stead (see Memorbook p. 197, 287, 313). * Two leaves dated 1759 containing commentaries and novellae heard from his teachers R. Saul of Amsterdam, R. Michel of Brody plus the anonymous writer's own comments. * Six leaves of poetry dated 1807-1842, various sizes, written in various hands including poems in honor of the festive siyumim of seder Kodashim and Taharoth by Abraham Delavile (1807-1877), head of the Hebrew Department of the Ned. Israel Semiinary in Amsterdam (see Memorbook pp. 366-67 and Treasures of the Library Ets Chaim no. 163) * Miscellanous printed prayers, lamentations, announcements, portraits etc.

Est: $700 - $1,000