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 320


Internal Passport of one Leib Berkowitz Mendelevich Kaplan, a Jewish Officer in the Russian Imperial Guard Batallion. Includes details relating to the rules of his rank, war-wounds, decorations and honorable discharge with "gentry privileges" in the town of Kronstadt. pp. 8, 12, (30). Original calf, scuffed. 8vo.

St. Petersburg: circa 1872

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
This passport belonged to Leib Berkowitz Mendelevich Kaplan, a musician with the rank of petty officer in the Imperial Guard Rifle Battalion of the Czarist Military Services. Kaplan enlisted in the army in 1853, was honorably discharged in 1872 and married Sara Levinson. On p. 6, appears the attestation by A. Drabkin, Crown Rabbi of St. Petersburg, concerning the burial of their daughter Itta, in the Predbrazenskoe Cemetery of St. Petersburg in 1888.