Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $400
Estimate $600 - $800

Manuscript. An excerpt from Rabbi Yaakov Anatoli's early work 'Melamed HaTalmidim', which deals with 'Matan Torah' [the giving of the Torah].

Specifications: [1] leaf. Parchment.  17x20 cm. Italian handwriting in black ink on both sides of the parchment. The writing is clear and legible, although faded in parts. 

Unique Features: Before us is a very early transcription of the work of one of the scholars of Provence. 

Background: Rabbi Yaakov son of Rabbi Abba Mari son of Rabbi Shimshon Anatoli [1194-1256, Provence, Southern France], one of the sages of Provence, a Rabbi, Torah scholar, doctor, philosopher, public speaker, transcriptor of books and translator. His surname, Anatoli, was given to him after his father's grandfather's name. He was the son-in-law of Rabbi Shmuel Ibn Tibbon. He wrote many books, most of them still in manuscript form, among them: HaHekesh HaKatzar, Omanut HaNitzuach, HaSpistika, Higayon Ibn Rushd and more.

Condition: Moderate-fine. Aging stains. Faded ink. Slight tears with damage to text. Stains.    

Manuscripts and Glosses: Italian