Auction No. 096

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

November 29, 2016

Auction: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 17:00.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday November 24, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Monday November 28, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Opening $200
Estimate $300 - $350
Sold for $244
Including buyer's premium

Passover haggadah, handwritten, with nikud. Yemen, 19th century.
[18] leaves. 17x23 cm. Square Yemenite script. The first leaf is a fragment from a different Passover haggadah.
Opens with a prayer recited before Kiddush, topped by a decorated frame. The haggadah includes instructions and the "Ma Kvar" in Arabic. The copier inserted an excerpt from the Aleppo siddur after the "Vayotzi'anu Hashem Mi'Mitzrayim," which "should be recited to remember Hashem's kindness and love for His nation..." This explanation is found in a few other manuscripts that follow the Yemenite and Baghdad customs.
Original, old leather binding. Aging stains. Detached leaf. Fine condition.

Yemenite Manuscripts