Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400

Sefer Harkavah. A work by Rabbi Eliyahu Bachur son of Asher Ashkenazi, in which he explains every foreign word and its conjugation in different conjugations. Transcription from the printed book, Venice, 1546.

Specifications: 18 leaves. 16x21 cm. Ashkenazi handwriting.

Unique Features: Printed books were still a rarity in the 17th and 18th centuries and the sums of money required to purchase them were often beyond what many Torah scholars could afford, therefore, we occasionally find transcriptions of printed books in order for them to be studied from. Before us is a pleasant transcription of a complete work. Ownership inscription: "Belongs to the young man [!] Yoel son of Rabbi Maddos".

Condition: Fine-very fine. Aging stains. Tiny tears on the last leaf. New cardboard binding.  

Manuscripts from Ashkennaz