Divre HaYamim [historical treatise of Prague]

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

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Lot 44

Divre HaYamim [historical treatise of Prague]

Autograph Manuscript in Hebrew, written in a cursive Aschkenazic hand on paper. ff. 22. Bound in original calf, gold edged. Title-page incorporating engraved border (detached). Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, rubbed. 12mo.

Prague: 1772

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
An autobiographical treatise. Recounts family life and the author’s relationship with Prague’s rabbinic leaders (the Noda BeYehuda especially). Written following a severe illness that afflicted Poppers. He here recounts his resolutions for leading a healthier life. The Poppers Family were distinguished throughout the 17th and 18th centuries and provided Europe with many significant rabbinic and communal leaders. <<AN INTERESTING UNPUBLISHED WORK RELATING TO JEWISH LIFE IN MID-18TH CENTURY PRAGUE.>>