Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 1,000
Estimate $ 1,200 - $ 1,400
Sold for $ 1,830
Including buyer's premium

Chukat HaPesach. Tikunim for the month of Nissan with the Passover haggada, by Rabbi Avraham Ankava. Jerusalem, at the press of Yisrael Beck.

Specifications: 84 leaves, 15 cm.

Content: Includes the Seder Korban Pesach, Bedikat and Biur Chametz, Maariv service for Passover and more. Instructions for the haggada in Arabic, in Hebrew letters, along with poems and hymns. Includes kabbalistic prayers and tikunim for the month of Nissan, through Passover; Song of Songs; Ethics of the Fathers; hymn in honor of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai; Seder erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan; and Seder Leil Shavuot.

Unique features: Rare work. Complete. One of the first Hebrew works printed in Jerusalem, and the second haggada printed in Israel and Jerusalem.

Background: Hebrew printing was introduced to Jerusalem by Rabbi Yisrael Beck, two years before this book was printed. Includes an approbation from Rishon L'Tzion, Rabbi Chaim Avraham Gagin, which actually serves as an approbation and blessing upon the establishment of a Jewish press in the holy city. [Sh. Halevi, Sifrei Yerushalayim HaRishonim, 12; Ginzei Yisrael- Mehlman collection 589; Otzar Haggadot 861]

Condition: Very fine. Minimal aging stains. Old binding with blemished spine.

Passover Haggadahs