Auctioneers of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Fine Art

March 2002 Cover

Auction 15 - March 12th 2002

Auction of
Fine Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
The Property of Various Owners including:
The Hallegua Family of Cochin, India
Selections from the Library of the Late Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber of London
(including his unpublished memoirs).
The Library of Mr. Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Connecticut
Together With:
A Significant Collection of Early Twentieth Century Russian-Jewish Illustrated Books

Sale Fifteen, held on March 12th, 2002, generated enthusiasm in the Judaica market with a broad collection of Fine Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art from the Library of Mr. Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Connecticut, the Library of the Late Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber of London (including his unpublished memoirs), The Hallegua Family of Cochin, India, and A Significant Collection of Early Twentieth Century Russian-Jewish Illustrated Books.

Highlights of the Sale:
(prices include 15% buyer’s premium)

  • (HAGADAH). Seder Hagadah shel Pesach. THE SECOND MANTUA HAGADAH. EXCEPTIONALLY IMPORTANT AND ELUSIVE. RARER THAN THE FIRST EDITION. SINCE THE WAR, ONLY THE PRESENT COPY HAS APPEARED AT PUBLIC AUCTION. Mantua, Joseph Shalit ben Jacob Aschkenazi, 1568. Sold for $86,250. Lot 194.
  • (BIBLE, Hebrew. PSALMS). Sepher Tehillim. Square Spanish Hebrew hand with vocalization and accents On Vellum.ff. 159. Initial word illuminated with decorative flourishes in red, green and black inks. 16mo. Spain, 15th Century. Sold for more than six times the low estimate at $80,500. Lot 435.
  • (Bible, Hebrew. FIVE SCROLLS & HAFTOROTH). On Vellum. Wide margins. Initial words illuminated with decorative flourishes in red, green and black ink. Double columns of twenty-seven lines. Germany, 13th Century. Sold for over twice the low estimate at $63,250.Lot 434.
  • MENDELSSOHN, MOSES. (Celebrated Philosopher of the German Enlightenment. 1729-1786). Autograph Letter Signed, in Hebrew. Berlin, 29th Teveth, 1779. Sold for $9,775.Lot 483
  • SCHOR, ILYA. Prayers in the Synagogue. An uncommonly large canvas with a most distinctive Cubist influence, vibrant in color and style. Signed by artist, framed. Acrylic on board. American, circa 1950. Sold for $3,000. Lot 575


Seder Hagadah shel Pesach. Mantua, 1568.
Sold for $86,250.



Sepher Tehillim.Spain, 15th Century.
Sold for more than six times the low estimate at $80,500.



ILYA SCHOR. Prayers in the Synagogue.
American, circa 1950. Sold for $3,000.


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