Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 1,000
Estimate $ 1,200 - $ 1,400
Sold for $ 3,660
Including buyer's premium

Collection of sayings from the Talmud and medrashim of Chazal in alpabetically arranged entries, a quasi-encyclopedia of the Aggadot of Chazal. By an anonymous author. 

Specifications: Ledger measuring 19x14 cm. Missing the title page. [231] leaves of texts and a similar number of blank leaves for additional sayings and added entries. Nice Oriental hand.

Unique features: Prominent, rare manuscript. Includes a vast amount of material arranged in an encyclopedic manner. Nice, organized writing. Thin paper.

Content: The book includes dozens of entries on a wide variety of subjects. The author added numerous sayings and aggadot of Chazal on every topic. Many entries are dedicated to Biblical figures.

Condition: Fine-very fine. A few ink smudges. Original, half-leather binding. 

Sephardic manuscripts