A Collection of Manuscripts.

AUCTION 64 | Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial Objects, Maps and Graphic Art

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Lot 226

A Collection of Manuscripts.

Forty nine Hebrew manuscripts (Mostly fragments, or incomplete) on a variety of rabbinic and related subjects. Including, responsa, sermons, wedding poetry, prayers, seguloth, halachoth, practical kabbalah, philosophic treatises and other documents. Various square and cursive Ashkenazic and Sephardic scripts. Most with short descriptions in the hand of Rabbi David Frankel. From Italy, Persia, Turkey, Holland, Greece, Germany. <<Should be seen.>> Sold not subject to return.

v.p.: (1600’s-1800’s)

Est: $5,000 - $7,000
<<From the collection of the celebrated antiquarian book-dealer R. David Frankel (Vienna - New York).>> Including: a copy of Sepher Hahearah El Derech Ha’hatzlacha by Abu Nasr Alfarabi; early fragment of Nachmanides commentary on Torah with variances; an 18th century responsa concerning the proper writing of the letter “Vav” in the word “Shalom” in the phrase “Eth Brithi Shalom” signed by four prominent Italian Rabbis including Menashe Yehoshua b. Yehudah Matzliach Padua, Moshe Lipschitz of Modena, Abraham b. Nathanel Graziano; responsa pertaining to Aguna signed by Ya’akov Finzi; commentary on Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah in a Moroccan hand; responsa by Rabbi of Salonica signed Yisrael Mizrachi, etc.