Auctioneers of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Fine Art

November 2002 Cover

Auction 17 - November 12th 2002

Auction of
Fine Judaica:
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 pieces.

A full listing of sale results (prices realized) by lot number for Sale Seventeen.


Highlights of the sale included:
(prices include 15% buyer’s 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 594
  • (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 397
  • (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

Judaica lot 064
Bachiah Ben Joseph ibn Paquda. Chovoth Halevavoth.
Constantinople, 1550. Sold for $6,000. Lot 64


Judaica lot 075
Hebrew Bible. Venice, Daniel Bomberg,1522. Sold for $13,000. Lot 75



Magnificent Framed Embroidery on silk, "El Maleh,"
New York, 1905. Sold for $9500 on November 12, 2002.


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