Auction 16 -
June 25th 2002
Important Hebrew Printed
Books and Manuscripts
From the Library of the London Beth Din,
The Fourth (and Largest) Portion
Sold by order of the Honorary Officers
of the United Synagogue (With Additions)
A Collection of Graphic Art
Sale sixteen held on June 25th, 2002, generated much enthusiasm in the
Judaica market with the sale of the largest portion of books from
the Library of the London Beth Din to date. Many of the lots contained
multiple volumes and spanned a host of topics including: Ethics &
Philosophy, Halachic codes, Homiletics, Responsa and Science & History.
The sale featured a nice collection of American and Anglo-Judaica
as well as a number of fine and highly rare manuscripts. The sale
proved to be a huge success as many rare books were snatched up at
far beyond their estimates.
A full listing of sale results (prices realized)
by lot number for Sale Sixteen.
Highlights of the sale included:
(prices include 15% buyers premium)
- (MODENA, JUDAH ARYEH (LEONE) DA)
Tzemach Tzadik. A RARE HEBREW ILLUSTRATED
BOOK OF FABLES. One of a mere handful of Hebrew books
with illustrations printed in the first century-and-a-half
of Hebrew printing. An attractive copy. Venice, Daniel Zanetti,
1600. Sold for $31,050. Lot
- KETHUBAH (Marriage Contract). Manuscript on vellum. THE
OLDEST KETHUBAH EXTANT FROM CALCUTTA. This Kethubah
is of the greatest historical importance to the history
of the Jewish community in Calcutta. Calcutta, 1779. Sold
for $18,400. Lot 247
- Mendelssohn, MOSES and Joseph. Manuscript exercise book.
An important manuscript which reveals the process in which
Joseph - was trained and instructed by his father, the great
Jewish philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn.
Sold for $17,250. Lot 258
- (LITURGY). Sepher Tephiloth Mikol Ha'shanah [daily prayers
for the entire year]. Arranged and with an extensive commentary
by Schneur Zalman of Liadi (The Alter rebbe). An
important and exceptionally rare Chassidic edition.
Kopyst, 1816. Sold for $13,800.
- (DREYFUS AFFAIR). Ibels, Henri-Gabriel. Allons-y!- Histoire
Contemporaine Racontée & Dessinée. ["Let's
Go!- Contemporary History Recounted and illustrated by Henry
Gabriel Ibels"]. Journalist and illustrator Henri-Gabriel
Ibels was among the principal caricaturists for the Dreyfusards.
Sold for $1725. Lot 82
- MEGILATH ESTHER. Complete Printed Scroll of Esther. Basle,
Willhelm Haas, 1806. Sold for $1725.
- EMDEN, JACOB. Zoth Torath Hakana’oth [polemic]. An anthology
of Sabbatianism. FIRST EDITION. With Autograph Manuscript
Notations in cursive script by Jacob Emden. Sold
for: $14,950. Lot 90
- ETHICS & PHILOSOPHY, 16th-17th CENTURIES. Together, c.
16 volumes. v.p., v.d. Sold for: $8625. Lot 95
- (ITALY). Pinkas (Ledger) of Shluchei Eretz Yisrael to
Pesaro. Hebrew and Italian Manuscript on paper. 30 pages.
Sephardic cursive scripts. Sold for $12,650. Lot 245
- (PRAYERS). Liturgical, Biblical and other Hebrew texts,
Together, c. 15 volumes. Sold for: $8050. Lot 199
Tzemach Tzadik by Judah Aryeh Modena. Venice, 1600.
Sold for $31,050. Lot 189
Kethubah. Calcutta, 1779.
Sold for $18,400. Lot 247
Moses and Joseph Mendelssohn. Manuscript exercise book.
Sold for $17,250. Lot 258
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