AUCTION 73 | Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 205


Senior (Shneur) Sachs (Ed.) Ben Yonah, pp. 4. [Vinograd, Paris 158; not in NLI]. Paris, 1860 * Kikayon Yonah, pp. 72. [Vinograd, Paris 161]. Paris, 1860 * Hayonah. pp. (4), 95, (1). [Vinograd, Berlin 677]. Berlin, 1851. * Kanfei Yonah. pp. 48. [Vinograd, Berlin 663]. Berlin, 1848 * Hatechiah. pp. 60, (2). [Vinograd, Berlin 674]. Berlin,1850. Ex-library. Contemporary boards. 8vo. Davidson, Parody in Jewish Literature, 53, 194, 258-9.

v.p.: v.d

Est: $700 - $900
This multifaceted collection contains a variety of Maskillic material including scholarly notes on the Piyutim of ibn Gabirol, articles on astronomy and astrology with the participation of Steinschneider, Shi’r, Yasha’r and Shada’l, plus a number of parodies: An anonymous contribution by Isaac Meir Dick, Masecheth Aniyuth ("Tractate Poverty"), satirizing the Russian Jews, especially usurers, matchmakers, cantors, Chassidic Rabbis and teachers (pp. 8-20). <<*>> Judah Leib Nathan, Zohar Chadash (parody on Zohar), decrying the innovations of Reform Judaism, the intermingling of the sexes during worship and the change of the Sabbath day from Saturday to Sunday, also the kabbalistic secrets of chess (pp. 21-25). <<*>> A poem by Shalom HaKohen attacking the Hamburg Temple (pp. 25-26)/ <<*>> A tribute to Sach’s mentor, Isaac Erter of Brody citing his attacks on the “madness” of Chassiduth (pp. 33-36).