Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $300 - $400
Sold for $439
Including buyer's premium

Palmistry and physiognomy in Hebrew and Yiddish. [Koenigsberg, c. 1860].
Specifications: 16 leaves, 17 cm.
Unique features: The title page notes: [!] copied by Eliyahu Moshe Galino from the Zohar...The back of the title page features a large illustration of a palm with sketched lines. Each page has the Hebrew text on top and vowelized Yiddish on the bottom. Rare edition of this work that was very popular at the time.

Bound with: 
Mifaloat Elokim. Segulot and cures by Rabbi Yoel Baal Shem, Rabbi Naftali Katz and expert doctors. Sklow, [1823]. 
Specifications: [40] leaves, apparently missing 2 leaves. 17 cm.
Unique features: Many sketches. Rare edition of a work that was very popular at the time. Due to its rarity, some bibliographers wrote that it was printed in 1821 (refer to Ohel Roche"l, section one, p. 191). The National Library's copy is also not complete.

Condition: Fine. Light blemishes to title page. Aging stains. Old, simple binding.