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Sothebys: Sacred Splendor: Books and Manuscripts

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Auction Name Sacred Splendor: Books and Manuscripts Total Sales (USD) 1,673,438.00
Auction Date 11/20/2019 - 11/20/2019 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,256,000.00
Sale Number #N10088 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 1,801,000.00
Total Lots 218
Sold Lots 101 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 3,391,800.00
% of Lots Sold 46.33% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 4,819,200.00
Unsold Lots 117 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 34.72%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
17 BOLOGNA

SIDDUR (DAILY PRAYER BOOK) ACCORDING TO THE ROMAN RITE,

1537 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 100,000.00
13

JERUSALEM TALMUD,

[1522-1524] USD 25,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 60,000.00
37 RABBI JOSEPH CARO

SHULHAN ARUKH (HALAKHIC CODE), RABBI JOSEPH CARO, VENICE

1564-1565 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 52,500.00
47

ORHOT HAYYIM (PENTATEUCH WITH THE OR HA-HAYYIM COMMENTARY OF RABBI HAYYIM IBN ATTAR), VENICE

1742 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 52,500.00
208 RABBI MOSES MAIMONIDES

SEFER HA-MITSVOT (BOOK OF THE COMMANDMENTS), RABBI MOSES MAIMONIDES, [CONSTANTINOPLE

CA. 1510-1525] USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 50,000.00
7

PSALTERIUM,

1515 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 43,750.00
90 RABBI ISAIAH HA-LEVI HOROWITZ

SHA'AR HA-SHAMAYIM (PRAYER BOOK WITH KABBALISTIC COMMENTARY), RABBI ISAIAH HA-LEVI HOROWITZ, AMSTERDAM

1717 USD 40,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 43,750.00
211

TESHUVOT SHE'ELOT (RESPONSA AND LETTERS BY AND ABOUT RABBI MOSES MAIMONIDES), [CONSTANTINOPLE

CA. 1513-1514] USD 40,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 43,750.00
277 TRANSLATED BY ISAAC PINTO

PRAYERS FOR SHABBATH, ROSH-HASHANAH, AND KIPPUR […] ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS, TRANSLATED BY ISAAC PINTO, NEW-YORK

1766 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 43,750.00
5

BABYLONIAN TALMUD, TRACTATE TA'ANIT,

[CA. 1514] USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 42,500.00
21 ISAAC IBN SAHULA

MESHAL HA-KADMONI (FABLES), ISAAC IBN SAHULA, [VENICE]

[CA. 1546-1547] USD 35,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 40,000.00
31 ATTRIBUTED TO RABBI SIMEON BAR YOHAI

SEFER HA-ZOHAR (THE BOOK OF SPLENDOR), ATTRIBUTED TO RABBI SIMEON BAR YOHAI, MANTUA

1558-1560 USD 35,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 40,000.00
182 EDITED BY RABBI AARON BEN JEHIEL MIKHL HA-LEVI OF MICHALISZKI

SIDDUR (DAILY PRAYER BOOK) ACCORDING TO THE HASIDIC RITE (MINHAG SEFARAD), EDITED BY RABBI AARON BEN JEHIEL MIKHL HA-LEVI OF MICHALISZKI, SLAVUTA

1827-1828 USD 35,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 37,500.00
1 EDITED BY RABBI JACOB LANDAU

PSALMS WITH THE COMMENTARY OF RABBI DAVID KIMHI, EDITED BY RABBI JACOB LANDAU,

1487 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 35,000.00
41 SIMEON HA-LEVI GÜNZBURG

MINHOGIM (YIDDISH CUSTUMAL), SIMEON HA-LEVI GÜNZBURG, VENICE

1600-1601 USD 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 USD 35,000.00
125 WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY ARYEH LEIB BEN DANIEL OF GORAJ

AN IMPORTANT ESTHER SCROLL, WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY ARYEH LEIB BEN DANIEL OF GORAJ, RADENSDORF, MARGRAVIATE OF BRANDENBURG, JULY 29

1735 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 35,000.00
72 EXECUTED BY ARTHUR SZYK, EDITED BY CECIL ROTH

THE HAGGADAH, EXECUTED BY ARTHUR SZYK, EDITED BY CECIL ROTH, LONDON

[1940] USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 32,500.00
162 RABBI MOSES ISSERLES

TORAT HA-HATTAT (TREATISE ON THE LAWS OF KASHRUT), RABBI MOSES ISSERLES, KRAKOW

1569 USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD 32,500.00
32 ATTRIBUTED TO RABBI SIMEON BAR YOHAI

SEFER HA-ZOHAR (THE BOOK OF SPLENDOR), ATTRIBUTED TO RABBI SIMEON BAR YOHAI, CREMONA

1559-1560 USD 18,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 30,000.00
224 RABBI NISSIM GERONDI

DERASHOT (DISQUISITIONS ON JEWISH PHILOSOPHY), RABBI NISSIM GERONDI, [CONSTANTINOPLE

CA. 1533] USD 20,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 27,500.00
298 ILYA SCHOR

HASSIDIC FIGURES, "DIG, DANCE, AND DAVEN"

USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 23,750.00
80 RABBI SHABBETAI HA-KOHEN

SELIHOT VE-KINOT (PENITENTIAL PRAYERS AND ELEGIES IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CHMIELNICKI MASSACRES), RABBI SHABBETAI HA-KOHEN, AMSTERDAM

1651 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 22,500.00
206 DON ISAAC ABRABANEL

SEFER ZEVAH PESAH (PASSOVER HAGGADAH WITH COMMENTARY), DON ISAAC ABRABANEL, [CONSTANTINOPLE

1505] USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 21,250.00
254 RABBI JOSIAH PINTO

KESEF NIVHAR (COMMENTARY ON GENESIS, EXODUS, AND LEVITICUS), RABBI JOSIAH PINTO, DAMASCUS

1605-1606 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 21,250.00
294 ISAAC LEESER

DISCOURSES ON THE JEWISH RELIGION, ISAAC LEESER, PHILADELPHIA

1867-1868 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 21,250.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.
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