AUCTION 49 | Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters and Graphic Art

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Lot 360


Grabschriften für Kinder, Jünglinge u[nd] Jüngfrauen / Matzevoth Yeladim, Ne'arim Ve-Na'aroth [epitaphs of gravestones in the Prague Jewish Cemetery]. (The final inscription is dated 1894). ff. 21, (3 blank). Black ink on paper. Contemporary stiff wrappers. 8vo. End 19th-century. * WITH: Single-sided printed broadside, Tzadikei Yesod Olam [prayer to be recited by the members of the Chevra Kadisha at the time of the government-imposed removal of graves from the Old Jewish Cemetery; asking forgiveness from the deceased for disturbing their eternal rest]. Prague, 1903

Est: $400 - $600
According to the information printed on the broadside, commencing in 1893, the municipality of Prague adopted a plan of urban renewal which would impact the Old Jewish Cemetery. Despite dogged resistance on the part of the Jewish Community (including the offer to pay more than 60,00 kronen to abort the plan), in 1903, the Chevra Kadisha was forced to relocate 2,000 graves to another site