Auction No. 084

Old books, manuscripts, maps, judaika objects and Jewish art

April 1, 2014
Opening $300
Estimate $600 - $500
Sidrei Kol Chaim. The learning and prayer schedule of the Mishmeret Hashem organization of Ferrara. The members gathered every Thursday night for prayer and learning, headed by Rabbi Yaakov Elisha of Adomim. Leghorn, [1800]. [1], 70 leaves. 17 cm. Tears on leaves 62-64. Unique copy: Concludes with [4] supplemental leaves that feature hymns recited by members on Thursday night of Shabbat Bereishit – when they began their yearly cycle. In addition to a hymn for L'G B'Omer, in honor of a miracle that occurred to them on L"G B'Omer [1799]. These leaves are unknown and not listed bibliographically. An additional [8] handwritten leaves at the beginning of the book, with prayers and supplications written by a member of the group, Mordechai ben Shlomo Komaili, who joined in Tishrei [1801]. These handwritten leaves are also unknown. Original leather binding. Tears in leaves 62-64. Fine condition. Handwritten supplement in very fine condition.