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

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Lot 28


Autograph Manuscript in Hebrew, written in cursive Sephardic hand on paper. ff. (90). Closely shaved, stained in places. Contemporary calf, covers loose. 4to.

Jerusalem: (1828-33)

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
A collection of sermons including eulogies, on the birth of children and the weekly Torah portion. Portions were published in the author’s work Chaim MeYerushalayim (Jerusalem, 1882). Chief Rabbi Chaim Abraham Gaguine (1787-1848) of Jerusalem was the first Chief Rabbi to bear the official title “Haham Bashi” through a royal firman by Sultan Abdul Mejid. He stemmed from a distinguished rabbinic family of Castilian origin by way of Morocco. See Frumkin-Rivlin, Toldoth Chachmei Yerushalayim, pt. 3, pp. 276-78.