Auction 1 -
November 14th 1996
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art
A Distinguished Collection of Early Printed Hebrew Books, Part
and The Property of the Late Leyzer Ran
Company's inaugural sale consisted of 399 lots. Results (including
buyer's premium) of selected lots offered included:
- The first
Hagadah printed in London, 1770, which brought $12,650
- An illustrated
manuscript on the rites of circumcision, (Germany 1820) that tripled
its estimate to sell for $14,950
- A Yiddish
Eye-Test Chart printed on cloth (American, early 20th century)
that sold for $8,050
- Esther Levy's
Jewish Cookery Book, the first Jewish Cook Book printed in America,
sold for $2,875
- An interesting
collection of postcards, catalogued in nine lots, fetched an impressive
- A most uncommon
brass Vase produced by the Bezalel School of Art (Jerusalem c.
1920) reached $8,800.
his review of the auction, Nicolas Barker commented, "It was a promising
beginning..." (The Book Collector, Spring 1997).
Yiddish Eye-Test Chart, American, late 19th,
early 20th century sold for $8,050.