Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $400
Estimate $500 - $700

Kitzur Ma'avar Yabok. Laws of visiting the sick and customs relating to the deceased and mourners, by Rabbi Aharon Berachia of Modina.

Specifications: 8, 46, 48-56 leaves. 16 cm. The book is known from Zedner 448. Listed in the Hebrew Bibliography according to a copy from the Bar Ilan Library. There is no complete copy in the National Library.

Unique Features: Rare edition. On the title page: We have also added the customs of Ashkenaz...From page 48 onward is printed: Seder Taharot V'Levishat U'Kevurat HaMetim B'Kehillat Breslau [The Order of Purification, Dressing and Burying the Dead in the Congregation of Breslau]. Written in Yiddish. Contains unique customs of the Breslau community regarding many different garments, with which they would wrap each part of the deceased's body, with verses which they would say at this time. Divided into categories of deceased, men, women and children, and those who were killed.

Condition: Very fine, new and magnificent leather binding. A few aging stains.      

Books of customs