Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 250
Estimate $ 500 - $ 800
Sold for $ 1,586
Including buyer's premium

Order of "Haphtarot" for the entire year according to the Yemenite custom, with vowels and cantillation, Mesorah Ktana in the margins and an illustrated title page.

Specifications: [63] leaves at the beginning, another [5] blank leaves and another [4] leaves at the end. Paper, 17x25 cm. On the last leaf "The Blessings of the Haphtorah". Block Yemenite handwriting.

Unique Features: The author had Rabbi Yichye Tzalach's book 'Chelek HaDikduk' before him, and refers to it several times by the initials C. H., he also had old "Tagin" and mentions changes to them.

Pleasant and orderly Yemenite handwriting.  A title page with a leaf-decorated border is at the top. In the margins of the title page the scribe wrote: "And I will request help from G-d to help me and to come to my aid to write, proofread and amend it according to the original haphtorah of the early great Rabbis, and if one of my brothers who reads and studies it should find a mistake which is different from the early haphtorot, correct it, as mistakes are inevitable and who will understand errors [clean me from the hidden ones], the burden of time is much heavier than me, and may there be peace to all of the Jewish people". Leaves from Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Yemenite handwritings were glued inside the binding. Additional comments about tradition were added by someone from a later period.

Condition: Very good. The title page is detached and has a tear with slight lack. Original leather binding with engravings and a damaged spine.   

Yemenite Manuscripts