Kestenbaum and Company: K2 JUDAICA SALE: RARE PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, GRAPHIC & CEREMONIAL ARTS, 93, Brooklyn

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Auction Date
05/06/2021 - 05/06/2021
Page Size: 210 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1

Cesare Barzi. Decisiones almae Rotae Bononiensis. First edition. Venice, Damianum Zenarium, 1603.

USD 500.00 - 700.00USD 750.00
2

Large Sepher Torah written on <> parchment in a North African square Hebrew hand, 51 lines to a column. Set on wooden rollers.

USD 5,000.00 - 10,000.00Not Sold
3(PEREIRA, JACOB RODRIGUES).

Pizmon. Manuscript in Hebrew and Spanish. The Song “Elo-him Yisadenu” written in both languages and with dedication to “His Excellency Jacob Rodrigues Pereira.”

n.p1780USD 120.00 - 180.00USD 75.00
4

Issued to brothers Salamone and Giuseppe Severidi, and to Israel di Veroli and Angeo Ancona; exempt them all from wearing the yellow sign on their hats as was then required of Jewish men of the ghetto.

Rome1804USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 687.50
5

Pinkas-Community Ledger: <> Notizen Buch für die Israelitische Cultus Verwaltung Hagenbach [“The Minutes of the Jewish Congregational Board of Hagenbach.”]

Hagenbach1796-1938USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00Not Sold
6

World War One-era Diary of a German-Jew, Siegfried Mai.

Germany1917-19 and 1938USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 5,750.00
7

Archive of minutes, documents and communications regarding Congregation Kehillath Yaakov and the Gemiluth Chessed of Greater New York; both of Washington Heights, NY.

Washington Heights, New York1940’s-1970’sUSD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 2,500.00
8BUBER, MARTIN.

(Austrian-Israeli philosopher, 1878-1965). “Wie Kann Gemeinschaft Werden.”

USD 100.00 - 150.00USD 156.25
9HERZL, THEODOR

(Father of Political Zionism, 1860-1904). Letter Signed, written in German on Zionist Congress letterhead, to the journalist Moritz Zobel of Vienna.

Altaussee1901USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 1,062.50
10HERZL, THEODOR

(Father of Political Zionism, 1860-1904). Typed Letter Signed; counter-signed by Alexander Mamoreck, secretary of the Action Committee. German.

Vienna1903USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 625.00
11JABOTINSKY, ZE’EV (VLADIMIR)

(Russian Zionist Revisionist leader, 1880-1940). Jewish Colonial Trust Check. Made out to “Miss Petersen” and signed by Jabotinsky. <> Jewish Colonial Trust Bond. 15th January, 1900.

London1920USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 281.25
12

D’Chevrah Kadisha, Chevra <> Fraternal Organization (New York?).

(American)1913USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,250.00
13

<> D’Chevrah Kadisha Benei Avraham - Anshei Tchechenover.

Manhattan, NY1904USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,250.00
14

<> Pinkas shel Beth HaKnesseth, Chevrah Kadisha: 93 Moore Street Brooklyn.

Brooklyn1913USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 1,375.00
15

<> Pinkas Chevra Kadisha - Independent Ostrelenker Young Man’s Benevolent Association.

(New York)1920’sUSD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,250.00
16

<> Pinkas M’Chevra Kadisha - Eiduth Yisroel, Anshei Mezherith.

Manhattan, NY1920’sUSD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,250.00
17

<> Chevrah Kadisha Pinkas - Jamaica.

Jamaica, Queens1929USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,500.00
18

<> D’Chevrah Kadisha D’Beth HaKnesseth Benei Yisroel - Bedford Avenue.

Brooklyn, NY1931USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 1,187.50
19

<> Sepher HaZahav shel Chevro Machzikei Horav.

Bronx1938USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 4,625.00
20

<> Sepher HaZahav - Golden Book of Life. Presented to Congregation Sharah Tephilah. Troy, NY.

Troy, NY1939USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 250.00
21

<> Pinkas - Sons of Britchan Synagogue, Bromehead Street, E.

London, England1931USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00USD 3,500.00
22

Extensive collection of c. 800 photographs of Rabbinic and Chassidic leaders from across the Jewish world.

v.p20th-centuryUSD 300.00 - 600.00USD 500.00
23ABUHATZEIRA, MEIR

(The Baba Meir, 1917-83). Psak-Din Judgement Signed, and with personal stamp.

Erfoud (Tafilalet region, Morocco)1954USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 750.00
24BAMBERGER, YITZCHAK DOV HALEVI

(The Würzburger Rov, 1807-78). Autograph Letter Signed written in Hebrew to R. Moshe ben Yehuda Steigerfeld.

Wurzburg1870USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 625.00
25(CHOFETZ CHAIM).

<> (1875-1954). Autograph Letter Signed on the Chofetz Chaim’s letterhead, written in Hebrew to Rabbi David Potash. Hebrew.

Radun, Poland1935USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 375.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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