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ME'AH BERACHOT
An 18th-Century Miniature Book of Blessings and Prayers.
. Facsimile edition of the copy held in a private Collection, New York One of a fine limited edition of 550 copies: This Me'ah Berachot manuscript, a miniature prayer book, is an exquisite exe of how Jewish heritage can be passed down for the delight and enrichment of future generations. It was handwritten and illuminated in Central Europe during the eighteenth century, and is today in the hands of a private collector in New York. Traditionally, pious Jews seek to recite blessings on at least one hundred occasions daily. This unique manuscript, the name Me'ah Berachot means 'one hundred blessings', is a compendium of blessings, each allocated to a time of day or to a special event. It gathers together morning prayers, Grace after Meals, prayers on retiring at night (Qriat Sh'ema), petitions for the safety of travellers and many other texts to be recited on special occasions, e.g. on seeing a beautiful tree, on hearing thunder or on wearing a new garment for the first time. Since it also includes three blessings specifically related to womanly duties (mitzvoth nashim) - on breadmaking, ritual bathing and kindling the Sabbath lights - the book was probably commissioned as a special gift to a woman. Such a splendid prayer book may well have been presented to a bride and would doubtless have been treasured by generations of her descendants. Indeed it is a miniature handbook of Jewish life intended for Jews of all ages. Besides the beautifully written text, the manuscript contains an illuminated title-page and twenty-nine miniature panels illustrating some of the activities associated with the blessings included. Each painting is headed by a cartouche containing the relevant blessing, preceded by directions on how to recite it, written in a more cursive Yiddish script. Additional miniatures fascinatingly depict a variety of everyday genre scenes - lighting the Sabbath candles, family mealtimes, tending the garden, putting on new clothes, entering the ritual bath, and even the then common medical practice of bloodletting. The manuscript’s seventy pages measure 36 x 40 mm (1.4" x 1.6"). It is bound in its original gold-tooled leather case with handmade silver clasps, bosses and corner plates. Despite the minute size of the book, the script is so clear that all the texts can be read with ease. This little book is a remarkable example of the revival of Hebrew manuscript illumination in the eighteenth century. At that time, long after the invention of printing, it was recognized that a handwritten and finely illustrated book offered a sense of luxury and respect for religious ritual unmatched since the Middle Ages. The craftsman-made binding of morocco leather is tooled in 23-carat gold and adorned with solid silver clasps, corner-plates and bosses made in one of the last silversmith's ateliers in Milan, Italy. The presentation case is crafted in full leather, lined in suede, and holds both the facsimile and the commentary volume.The commentary volume contains both a full translation and a full description of the manuscript and the Jewish world from which it comes. It is written by Iris Fishof, formerly Chief Curator of Judaica and Jewish Ethnography at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, who also describes each miniature and provides a scholarly analysis of the texts that they illustrate. It is translated and edited by Jeremy Schonfield.The commentary volume was printed on 90gsm Fabriano Ingres and bound in fine-grain goatskin to match the presentation case. The facsimile is housed in its own container within the suede-lined goatskin presentation box which also holds the commentary volume. This unique facsimile was printed in a strictly limited edition of 550 copies (400 on vellum numbered 1 - 400 and 150 on specially milled parchment numbered 401 -500. Our copy has the number 495. The remaining 50 Ad Personam copies were numbered I - L). The plates have been destroyed (with rabbinic permission and in compliance with Halachic requirements) and no further copies will be issued. The edition is now sold out.[ DL 4/2 ]. (ISBN: 094822346) .
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Book number: F1830
GBP 475.00 [Appr.: EURO 532 US$ 623.91 | JP¥ 69482]
Catalogue: Judaica
Keywords: Jewish Judaica Rare 094822346

 
HAWKER, ROBERT,
Zion's Pilgrim
0. 1801. Falmouth, printed by T.Findell [& sold London, Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, Helston, Penzance etc.]; 1801; [iv], 170pp. with wood-engraved title-vignette, and wood-engraved tail-piece [initialled R[obert] A[ustin]; original sheep; corners rubbed, spine very rubbed, with loss, small patch of leather missing from front board, larger patch missing from rear board, contents minimally spotted, short closed tear at p. 87/8. First edition, with the book-plate of John Davies Enys [possibly a relation of Davies Gilbert, the Cornish Antiquary]. The author, a very popular preacher, was the grandfather of R.S.Hawker, Vicar of Morwenstow. The work describes in a fictional first-person narrative how a man is brought to Christian belief and values through a series of encounters - the Moral Preacher, the Poor Man's Experience, the Suicide, the Ploughman, the Stable Boy, an Inn, etc. including the Jew, with a narrative of how he was converted to the Christian faith. In 1820 the artist William Blake engraved a portrait of "Revd. Robert Hawker", after Ponsford; a very reduced photocopy.of this print is loosely inserted before the half-title of our copy.
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Book number: IS00839
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 26.27 | JP¥ 2926]
Keywords: Ianweb Theology Christianity Evangelism Religion the Pilgrim's Progress 18th Century Devon and Cornwall Judaica English Literature R.S. Hawker

 
JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS,
Historien Und Buecher
0. 1571.. vom juedischen Krieg .. alles aus dem urspruenglichen Griechischen Exemplar .. verteutscht. Two parts in one volume, Frankfurt, 1571; folio; [5ll] including engraved title-page, [1l.] [blank], 348 ll, with 83 large wood-cut illustrations, + 177 ll. with 14 wood-cut illustrations [making 97 woodcuts in all], final leaf with colophon & large printer's device of Georg Raben/und Weygand Hanen Erben; contemporary pigskin dated 1572, decorative brass bosses and holders for the now-lost metal clasps; the pigskin of the front hinge cracked but holding firmly, slanting crack in the skin on the front board, with slight loss of surface, another small surface hole the size of a small coin on front board; pale library stamp on front blank and verso of last page, scattered marginal library stamps (very small)); contents lightly browned, with a stabhole in c. 80 leaves which affectsa few letters. The front board - somewhat darkened - bears the title in capitals, and the date 1572 in a once dyed or painted central panel; the blind-stamped ornament of the boards is clearer on the brighter rear board: it includes panels of acorns, fleurs-de-lys, and small historical portraits. This copy is made particularly interesting by a contemporary full-page manuscript ex-libris in black, red, yellow, and silver with a full-page armorial crest and the name "Johan Tobing her Leonardes Son" painted directly on to the front paste-down. The name of a much later English owner is written neatly in small letters above, in the top margin. The book later passed to Stoke-on-Trent Public Library, who consigned it with other books to auction in 2006. Text in German.
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Book number: IS00732
GBP 2250.00 [Appr.: EURO 2519.75 US$ 2955.37 | JP¥ 329124]
Catalogue: Renaissance
Keywords: Ianwebi Rare Antiquarian History Judaica Jewish Studies Ancient World Classical Antiquity Renaissance Fine Printing Bindings Illustrated Bibliophile Ex-Libris

 
JOSEPHUS, FLAVIUS
Des Hochberüempten Histori Beschreibers Alle Bücher.
. Nämlich zwentzig von den alten geschichten der Juden. Syben vom Jüdischen krieg, vnd Zerstörung Hierusalem. Zwey wider Appioneem Grammaticum, vom Alten Herkommen der Juden. Eins von Meysterschafft der vernunfft vnnd der Machabeer Martyrung .. Alles Durch D. Caspar Hedion verteütscht. Vnd jetzt undt Von neuem auffs fleyssigst nach den Alten Griechischen Exemplaren restituiert und an vilen Orten trefflich gebessert vnd gemehret. Strassburg, Emmel 1556. 33 cm. 2 parts in one volume. [12], CCCLXXXVI, [29], CLXXXIII, [8] lvs. [12]; 386; [18 ]; (12); 183, [8]pp.With woodcut chapter headings and initials throughout. Text sl. browned throughout with occasional foxing, very occasional marginal annotations,name on title, last page skilfully repaired on outer edge . In full vellum binding. Identifier - München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - VD16 J 974; Fürst II, 121 - Early German translation of the complete work by Kaspar Hedio. Part one contains the life of the author by himself as well as by Eusebius, Hieronymus, Suidas and Raffaele Maffei da Volterra. Part 2 contains in the introduction the Genealogy of Herod by Paul Volz. Flavius Josephus was the Jewish commander in Galile during the Jewish revolt against the Romans, and thus an eye-witness to many events he records in his histories. The first German edition was issued at Strassburg in 1531. This is the corrected edition of the 1553 version. [ in German ].
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Book number: F3094
GBP 650.00 [Appr.: EURO 728 US$ 853.77 | JP¥ 95080]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Judaica Jewish Israel Palestine History Rare

 
NEUDA, FANNY [ GEB. SCHMIEDL ]
Stunden Der Andacht. Ein Gebet- Und Erbauungsbuch Für Israels Frauen Und Jungfrauen, Zur öffentlichen Und Häuslichen Andacht, So Wie Für Alle Verhältnisse Des Weiblichen Lebens.
. Prague, Brandeis, n.d. 26th edition , VIII, 176pp. Fanny Schmiedl Neuda (1819-1894).published the first Jewish women¿s prayer book to be written 'by a woman in 1855. In addition to containing formal Jewish worship practices, this work covered both public and private events in the life of a Jewish woman. Fanny Neuda (née Schmiedl, b. March 6, 1819 - d. April 6, 1894) was a Jewish writer best known for her popular collection of prayers, Stunden Der Andacht (1855). She was born in Lomnice (Lobnig), Moravia to the family of Rabbi Yehudah Schmiedl (1776-1855, present-day Czech Republic). After marrying Abraham Neuda (1812-1854), she moved to Loštice, where her husband served as rabbi. After Abraham Neuda's death in 1854, her book of prayers became widely published. She died at the age of 75 years in the spa town of Merano (present-day Italy). In 2015, a plaque honouring her was unveiled in Loshtice. Neuda's collection of Jewish prayers is unique by virtue of its being the first collection of Jewish prayers composed in German by a Jewish woman. Earlier collections of te?innot - petitionary prayers, comprising a growing literature of devotional works for prayer outside of the shul had been authored by Jewish men and less commonly by Jewish women. (See the prayer of Glückel of Hameln (1646-1724) translated by Kaeren Fish in A Jewish Women's Prayer Book (e.d. Aliza Lavie 2008)). After Neuda's work was published in 1855, it attained such great popularity among Jewish women in Central Europe, that it was published in more than 30 editions (some of which were illustrated).1. At least one siddur published by Raphael Jacob Fürstenthal in 1897 appended her complete Stunden Der Andacht to it.
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Book number: F3187
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Catalogue: Judaica
Keywords: Judaica Jewish Jews

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