AUCTION 48 | Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art Featuring an Exceptional Collection of American Judaica

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Lot 42


Hebrew. PENTATEUCH). Sepher Ezrath Hasopher, Chamishah Chumashei Torah, Tikun Sophrim Vavei Ha’amudim. Haphtaroth at end of each volume with separate title page. * Last Volume With: Calendario facil & curioozo em Hebraico & Portuguez. Prepared by Judah Piza, an 112-year Calendar. Amsterdam, 1769. ff. 281. Contemporary polished calf, paneled in gilt. 8vo. Vinograd, Amsterdam 1942; Kayserling, 91

Amsterdam: I. Mondovy for G.J. Janson 1767-69

Est: $1,500 - $2,500
Beautifully bound set. Prepared as a model for Scribes writing a Torah Scroll. The text is arranged to conform with Halachic Law relating to the scribal arts. Each pair of facing pages represents one column of the Torah - traditionally 42 lines commencing with the letter “Vav.” The “Shira” and “Ha’azinu” portions are printed on wider leaves and folded, to follow the wider columns appropriate for the written Torah.