Auction 78 Rare and Important Items
May 25, 2021
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LOT 25:

Illustrated Manuscript – Songs for a Brit Milah – Italy, 19th Century

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Illustrated Manuscript – Songs for a Brit Milah – Italy, 19th Century
Illustrated manuscript, songs for a Brit Milah (circumcision). [Italy?, 19th century].
Title page illustrated in color, featuring in its lower part an illustration of a landscape with a fortified city in the center, with the inscription: "May the All-Merciful One send us Eliyahu HaNavi…". On the verso of the title page, illustration of a circumcision tool, with the inscription: "Baruch HaBa". The pages of the manuscript are decorated with leaves and flowers.
Comprises various songs for a Brit Milah, including several which are not listed in Davidson's Thesaurus of Mediaeval Hebrew Poetry.
Ink on paper. [10] leaves. 13 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains (including dark dampstains). Worming, affecting text. Old card binding, with damage.
1. The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, Ms. 361.
2. Private collection.

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