Bereishith - Genesis.

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 9

Bereishith - Genesis.

Manuscript in Hebrew, written in a semi-cursive Aschkenazic hand (without vowel-points) on vellum. ff. 125. Seemingly lacking two opening leaves, also 1 leaf of Parshath Noach and 1 leaf of Parshath Lech-Lecha. Stained in places, opening leaf torn with loss of lower line. Modern boards. 8vo.

Germany: 13th century

Est: $25,000 - $35,000
<<A 13TH CENTURY BOOK OF GENESIS - PRACTICALLY COMPLETE.>> Each portion begins with initial word formed in large, spaces allowed for petuchoth and stumoth. The calligraphic Hebrew here displays strong influence of the gothic lettering of the time. The manuscript is very similar to Paris manuscript. 164, dated 1250.