Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 2,000
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 3,500
Sold for $ 2,440
Including buyer's premium

Magnificent manuscript for a Kohen, including the order of the priestly blessing, beginning from the blessing "Retzei" through the end of "Sim Shalom," with the "Yehi Ratzon" prayer for livelihood and "Ribono Shel Olam" for dreams. Followed by the order of the redemption of the first born [pidyon haben] and the laws of the priestly blessing. Ink on dark high-quality paper in an artistic-scribal hand, in vowelized block letters, with beautiful illustrations and priestly motifs [hands raised in blessing, crown of priesthood etc.]. Separate title pages, illustrated and decorated.

Colophon on the first title page: "Written by ... Moshe son of ... Shlomo Friedberg ... here in Hamburg." Leaf 13a notes: "Written on Rosh Chodesh Iyar 1831." Leaf 161 notes, "this book was written in honor of ... R' Feivelman son of ... David Katz z"l of Altona."

[1], 19 leaves. 18x12 cm. Beautiful collectors' item. Very fine condition. New deluxe leather binding with matching slipcase.