Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $250 - $300
Sold for $244
Including buyer's premium

Prayer to be recited at the Sephardic synagogues of London, on Shabbat Parshat Chukat 1872, asking that Sir Moses Montefiore succeed on his mission to Russia.

Specifications: [3] pages. 21 cm. Hebrew and English.

Content: Title page also in English: "Prayer offered up in the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Synagogues of England, on Sabbath, July 13th 5632 for the success of Sir Moses Monteifore's journey to Russia."

Background: In 1872, Montefiore visited Russia and was received by Czar Alexander II. Just as he did on all his journeys, he used his influence to benefit the Jews. That's why this special prayer was composed for the success of his journey.
An additional prayer book was printed before this journey. This one was for use in the Sephardic synagogues.

Condition: Very fine. Fold marks.

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