Auction 9 -
March 28th 2000
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners Including:
The Solicitor General, Republic of Kiribati
On the 28th of March the Auction Room at the Doral Park Avenue Hotel
in New York City was filled to capacity whilst numerous phone and
order bidders joined in participating in a highly anticipated sale.
Most every important figure in the close-knit segment of the rare
book market was involved as noted figures from private, academic,
museum and library collections around the world vied to outbid each
other for the prestigious volumes new to the market. The sale also
boasted a large and extensive collection of Ceremonial and Graphic
Highlights of the sale included:
- A incunabula
edition of the Arbah Turim, an important collection of Jewish
law codified by Jacob ben Asher of Toledo, printed by the Soncino
family in Spain in 1490, sold for $80,000.
- A 20th-century
limited edition Hagadah designed by Arthur Szyk and edited by
Cecil Roth, featuring 12 full page illustrations and 34 pages
with smaller graphic, estimated to sell between $8,000 and $10,000
- Ten anti-Semitic
posters issued by the German Military Administration in Serbia
during World War II sold for $17,250.
an expressionist portrayal of Jewish wandering painted by Bezalel
School of Art instructor Adolph Behrmann in 1905, brought in $26,450.
- A 15th-century
Latin edition of a book of astronomy written by the Sephardic
biblical commentator Abraham Ibn Ezra, estimated to sell between
$10,000 and $12,000, fetched $21,850.
- An important
19th century Alsatian
charity box made of bronze , featuring an outstretched hand requesting
coins, sold for $12,650.
prices include buyers premium)
(1905), brought in $26,450
19th century Alsatian bronze charity box
sold for $12,650.