Auction 17 -
November 12th 2002
Printed Books, Manuscripts and
Works of Graphic & Ceremonial Art
From Various Owners
Offered for Sale by Auction on
Tuesday, 12th March, 2002
Sale Seventeen, held on November 12th, 2002, generated enthusiasm in the
Judaica market with a broad collection, comprising over 600 lots,
of Fine Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art as well as a fine
collection of Ceremonial Objects. The sale boasted a number of outstanding
A full listing of sale results (prices realized)
by lot number for Sale Seventeen.
Highlights of the sale included:
(prices include 15% buyers premium)
- BACHIAH BEN JOSEPH IBN PAQUDA. Chovoth Halevavoth [pietism].
Translated into Hebrew by Judah Ibn Tibbon. A
HIGHLY SCARCE EDITION OF A FUNDAMENTAL TEXT OF JEWISH THOUGHT.
Constantinople, Moses ben Eliezer Parnas, 1550. Sold
for $6,000. Lot 64
- BIBLE. Hebrew. PROVERBS, SONG OF SONGS &
KOHELETH). * WITH: Letter from Daniel Bomberg to the Christian
Hebraist, Johannes Reuchlin, dated 11th February 1522.
FIRST BOMBERG EDTION OF THE PROVERBS,
SONG OF SONGS & KOHELETH COMPENDIUM. SCARCE.
Venice, Daniel Bomberg,1522. Sold
for $13,000. Lot 75
(ITALIAN JUDAICA). (Seder Ha'ha'aracha)
Zoth HaTorah (Tax Regulations). With important historical
marginal note in an Italian hand concerning expulsion
of Jews.Censors signature dated 1597. Mantua, 1589. Sold
for $11,000. Lot 212
(JERUSALEM). (Anonymous). Chorvath Yerushalayim
[narrative account of the tragedies that befell the Holy
City of Jerusalem during ibn Farouk's unrest in the years
1625-6]. FIRST EDITION.
Venice, Vendramin, 1636. With Chorvath Yerushalayim. Second
Edition. With commentary and additions by Eliezer Rivlin.
Jerusalem, Darom Press, 1928. Sold
for $11,000. Lot 234.
- MAGNIFICENT FRAMED EMBROIDERY ON SILK, "EL MALEH"
Embroidered in black surrounding the central image of a
Torah scroll enveloped in golden mantle, complete with shield
and pointer, set within wreath, flanked by ribbon with name
of deceased. The whole is surrounded by sprays of colorful
flowers; at lower sides, lit candles in gilt candlesticks,
with signature and date. New York, 1905, Master: M. Hermann.
Sold for $9500. Lot
- (AUSTRALIA). A Proud Monument to early Australian Jewry.
Testimonial of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation addressed
to the Duke of Edinburgh. In this lavish illuminated large
vellum certificate, the representatives of the Congregation
express their pleasure at the Prince's arrival to Melbourne,
declare their allegiance to the Royal Family and wish the
Prince success and prosperity. Melbourne, 26th November,
1867. Sold for $8,000. Lot
- (NIETO, DAVID) 1654-1728.Full portrait seated at table
facing left, pen in hand, inscribing his coveted work Mateh
Dan. On table directly beneath the open book lies an additional
volume: "Shaar Din." On the bookshelf at his left
are other titles associated with Nieto: "Es Dat"
and "Cuzary". Mezzotint. Framed. Sold
for $5500. Lot 503
Bachiah Ben Joseph ibn Paquda. Chovoth Halevavoth.
Constantinople, 1550. Sold for $6,000. Lot 64
Hebrew Bible. Venice, Daniel Bomberg,1522. Sold for $13,000.
Magnificent Framed Embroidery on silk, "El Maleh,"
New York, 1905. Sold for $9500 on November 12, 2002.
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