Mesos Kal HaMithablim [“Rejoice All the Mourners”].

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

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Lot 23

Mesos Kal HaMithablim [“Rejoice All the Mourners”].

Manuscript in Hebrew, written in cursive Aschkenazic hand on paper by Moshe ben Yekuthiel Varhaftman of Nemirov. Elegant title-page, two columns per page. From the library of <<RABBI NACHUM DOV-BER FRIEDMAN OF SADIGURA>> , signed on pink opening blank and with his two alternating stamps on title-page, a symbol of a lion surrounded by his name in both Hebrew and Latin letters and “Kinyan Kaspi.” ff. 44. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, rubbed. 4to.

Nemirov: 1833

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
The only extant manuscript of this commentary to the Book of Eichah (Lamentations). It was originally composed in 1783 and first published in 1989. R. David Solomon Eybeschuetz (1755-1814) is celebrated for his homiletic work to the Bible, “Arvei Nachal.” Rabbi of Soroka, he settled in Safed in 1809, where he died shortly thereafter.